The theme of sustainability has been expressed eloquently as “the ability to meet the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. However, this apt and concise description does not always provide clarity in business decision-making. Sustainability reporting frameworks are many and overlapping, industrial value chains are long and complex, and the long rise of ESG reporting has seen a confusing array of company-level targets and indicators emerge. As international efforts toward consolidation and consistency continue, EFB takes a broad and data-centred approach to sustainability, a theme that presents differently across geographic regions and industry value chains. Highlights of EFB’s analysis include:

  • A comprehensive review of progress against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, as pursued by national governments but also as they arise in specific industries
  • Beyond the UN SDGs, a look at the theme of sustainable development based on relevant indicators of the food, energy, tourism, construction & real estate and health industries
  • At the level of specific companies and projects, a focus on significant target-setting, performance or challenges related to sustainability