The world’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) are creating a platform to meet the greatest challenges of our times.
Sustainability is at the heart of transforming the world’s economy. Business models must address societal challenges.
Determining the SDG’s your organisation’s activities currently contribute to and determine strategic direction.
Identify opportunities to improve or create new impacts, and to reduce negative ones.
Setting targets in relevant areas of the organisation to drive the impact change and anchoring those targets in the business.
Periodically measure and report on progress compared to targets.
Seeks financial returns only
Investments are screened out based on ESG/SRI risk
Tobacco, Alcohol, Weapons, Gambling, Pornography and Nuclear Energy
Sustainability factors and financial returns drive investment selection
Carbon footprint, Resource use, Waste reduction, Compensation, Product and
Targeted themes and financial returns drive investment selection
Climate Change, Population growth, Water scarcity and Food systems
Social and environmental considerations take precedence over financial returns
Innovation & Risk Taking, Proof of Concepts, Enabling Environments and Commercial Capital Leverage
Financial returns disregarded in favour of social and environmental solutions
Anne-Louise has worked with international development and sustainability for the past 20 years. Today she is a partner in SDGlead. Prior to setting up SDGlead, she was Head of Sustainability and International Development for PwC, where she advised clients in the area of international development and sustainability. Anne-Louise has worked on projects ranging from SDG assessment drivers, sustainability due diligence processes, social impact investments, behaviour and culture assessments, performance management, diversity, business ethics, systems thinking, KPI and targets, communication and strategic partnerships – all part of sustainability leadership.
Anne-Louise’s career started in London in global marketing and branding, and later developed into ethical trade and development in 1999 and over the past 15 years, she helped companies in making their sustainability efforts valuable, and assisted with their challenges and dilemmas in strategy implementation.
As Head of Sustainability and International Development at PwC, global assignments included: sustainability due diligence in Vietnam, emerging markets human rights assessment in Ivory Coast, audit of factory in India, AA1000 stakeholder assurance for Novo Nordisk and Novozymes, KPI development, strategy setting and implementation for numerous companies.
Anne-Louise has been a VSO volunteer in Zimbabwe, where she wrote reports for various UN agencies, while working in the National Association of NGOs. She was the main author on a book and has contributed to sustainability leadership with numerous panel discussions and published articles.
In 2015, she was nominated and participated in the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), and she is an external lecturer at Copenhagen Business School (Master programme – Sustainability Organisation).
Anne-Louise holds a Master of Science in Communication, Boston University, 2003 and a Master of International Trade and Business (HD.U), Copenhagen Business School, 1995.
Will is Sustainability Advisor to PwC, and Chairman of Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), a non-profit company bringing together private sector and NGO member organisations to pursue the Millennium Development goal for water and sanitation in the poorest parts of the world.
He is a member of the Council of Ambassadors of WWF (UK), the Advisory Board of the ICAEW, and the CR Panel of British Land. Until March 2011, he was Chairman of the Sustainable Development Commission, the UK government’s independent advisory body. He has been Chairman of the BBC Children in Need Appeal, the largest grant giver for disadvantaged children in the UK, and was an independent assessor for the public appointments process of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). He was a Special Advisor to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) between 2004 and 2009, and UK Commissioner on the Ramphal Commission on Migration and Development in 2010/11. Until October 2012, he was Trustee, and interim Chairman, of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).
He spent twenty years working with a range of relief and development NGOs (Save the Children, OXFAM, Opportunity Trust) in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan, and most recently was Chief Executive of CARE International UK. He was involved in the establishment of Comic Relief, a fundraising and grant-making organisation, and as its first Grants Director was responsible for setting up its grants programme for Africa.