Improving Stakeholder Engagement for Organisational Growth

Stakeholders are, naturally, a driving force for change in any organisation. As a result, it’s important to ensure that your stakeholders’ needs are met, and that you’re adjusting your engagement strategies to suit the individual. When looking to improve your stakeholder engagement, it’s important to note that this is an ongoing process – it’s of little use to only put in effort intermittently. Your strategy needs to involve frequent communication and well thought out activities that delight and impress in equal measure. No matter what your approach is, it’s vital that you make intelligent use of data when looking to [...]

What is Data Management in Business?

Any business, no matter the sector, will produce a lot of data; it’s one of the most valuable assets you have. There are many uses for the data you collect that will allow you to make positive changes to your processes. Any software you use in your day-to-day will produce useful information, and learning how to make the most of it is critical for business growth. At SustainIt, we’ve got years of experience in making your data work harder. That’s why our experts have put together this guide to run you through the basics of data management, detailing the value [...]

By |June 22nd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Data accuracy, Data Services|0 Comments

Data Accuracy – just one aspect of excellent data quality

In this blog, we’re highlighting the most common data quality challenges organisations face, along with some practical techniques that you can use to improve your sustainability/ CSR data quality. In recent years there has been an increasing pressure from investors, the press, governments and other organisations for independent verification of large companies’ sustainability reports’ contents. According to the 2017 KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting 93% of the world’s 250 largest companies (Global 250) issued sustainability reports and of these 25% have issued restatements (revisions) of past data in their corporate Reports, highlighting the need for improved data quality. Many large [...]

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How CSR Software Improves Data Accuracy

Rise in Sustainability Reporting and Data With the increased awareness of the current and future impact of global issues such as climate change, and increased wariness of environmentally conscious consumers post the 2008 financial crash, it has become the norm for large corporations to produce sustainability and CSR reports. Research undertaken by KPMG in 2017 showed that by 2017, 93% of the world’s top 250 corporations (by revenue) produce annual corporate responsibility reports, up from 35% in 1999. This significant increase in Non-Financial Reporting (NFR) requires the management of vast new data sets, often covering a large variation in indicators, [...]

By |June 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Data accuracy|Comments Off on How CSR Software Improves Data Accuracy

Aligning your CSR strategy with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015 the UN released its seventeen sustainable development goals (SDGs). The aim has been to encourage the business community to align their corporate strategies to better serve a number of social, environmental and economic issues facing the world in the 21st century. The SDGs are also aimed at governments, the public sector and society at large and seek to put ethical and pressing issues at the heart of policy, process and decision making. In this article, I want to explore how businesses of all types and sizes can have a positive impact on the UN’s SDGs and help [...]

By |April 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, CSR data, CSR software, Data accuracy, Data topology|Comments Off on Aligning your CSR strategy with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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