International Sociological Association's Research Committee on Economy & Society

Conference: UNRISD's International Conference on Measuring Sustainability for the SDGs, 3-4 June 2019

Measuring and Reporting Sustainability Performance

Are Corporations and SSE Organizations Meeting the SDG Challenge?

Date: 3-4 June 2019

Location: Room XXIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Registration open

UNRISD is bringing together new thinking and tools to measure business impact for the Sustainable Development Goals, exploring in particular what impact measurement from the social and solidarity economy (SSE) and other approaches to sustainability accounting can learn from each other.

At this conference, stakeholders with an interest in sustainability reporting from UN agencies, national policy making bodies and practitioners measuring the impact of cooperatives, SSE and the private sector will come together to discuss best practices, key concerns, and ways forward that take better account of the social dimensions of sustainable development.

Programme overview:

Review of Impact Indicators: Perspectives from UN Agencies

UNDP—Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development; UNCTAD—Investment and Enterprise Division; UN Global Compact—Environment, Climate and Reporting; ILO—Enterprises Department; UN-DESA—Sustainable Development Goals Monitoring Section; UNEP Finance Initiative

Review of Impact Indicators: Perspectives from the Standards Setters

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

Why Do We Need Better Impact Measurement, And How Can We Do It? Multi-stakeholder Panel Discussion

International Cooperatives Alliance (ICA), Ben & Jerry’s, Netherlands-KPMG Global, Oxfam Novib, Center for Social Entrepreneurship Studies (CSES)

Review of Impact Indicators: Perspectives and Methodologies from Social and Solidarity Economy Organizations and Enterprises

EEI-ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute, International Centre of Research and Information on the Public, Social and Cooperative Economy (CIRIEC), Cooperatives Unit at the ILO, B Lab Switzerland, International Cooperative Alliance Research Committee (ICA CCR)

New Approaches to Sustainability Accounting and Impact Measurement. Panel Discussion

Reporting 3.0, Future Fit Foundation, Forum for the Future, Center for Sustainable Organizations, FSG Geneva, Chung-Ang University

The full programme is available here.

Keynote speakers:

Allen White—Vice President and Senior Fellow, Tellus Institute; Co-Founder, Global Reporting Initiative

From Silos to Systems: The Next Generation of Sustainability Indicators

Tomáš Hák—Head of the Department of Indicators of Sustainable Development, Environment Centre, Charles University

The Relevance of SDG Indicators to Sustainability Reporting

More information at www.unrisd.org/Reporting4Sustainability.

Register here to attend

The conference is the first international gathering convened under a new UNRISD project, Sustainable Development Performance Indicators. This four-year project aims to contribute to the measurement and evaluation of the performance of a broad range of economic entities—both in the for-profit sector and in the social and solidarity economy—in relation to the vision and goals of the 2030 Agenda, by ensuring that contextual factors and social dimensions receive appropriate consideration.

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