UNGSII

BACKGROUND

The idea of the Global Sustainability Index Institute (UNGSII) supporting the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) springs from the belief shared by United Nations officials, senior business leaders and NGOs that a transparent, academically driven index is needed to rank companies and countries on their sustainability practices.  Fragmentation and inconsistent regulation and legislation regarding sustainability reporting requirements is an obstacle to recognizing and rewarding those who are striving to create value through sustainable means, effectively hindering growth in financial markets for sustainable investments. This new Index concept had been discussed at the UN in Geneva several times by experts in a variety of fields, including science, business and Government. The first UNGSII Sustainable Development Goals Commitment Report on 300 of the world's largest companies was launched at the UN in New York on April 19, 2017.    

objective

UNGSII's Sustainable Development Goals Commitment Report (SCR) overcomes the limitations of current evaluation systems, such as inadequate transparency on evaluation criteria and methodology, inexperienced analysts, backward looking analysis with limited prognosis, and potential conflicts of interest. In this way, the index is delivering a meaningful comparison of companies and increasing awareness of sustainability practices. In the near future, SCR reporting will become a catalyst for new investment made for sustainable reasons.

THE UNGSII FOUNDATION

The institute is an international, multi-stakeholder, not-for-profit initiative supporting the UN and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Based in Vaduz, UNGSII aims to provide an evaluation and comparison of companies’ and countries' sustainability performance in a transparent manner. UNGSII's unique SDG-focused research and data approach provides guidance and benchmarking to companies and stakeholders, including investors, to encourage progress, but also to apply pressure to improve sustainability performance.  Existing assessment and measurement approaches are used as a starting point to ensure that best practice is fully integrated. Bottom line success will be the driving force of the UNGSII. The criteria for the index will favour those companies who are working not only to limit the environmental and social footprint of their activities but to achieve a net positive impact, in other words, those companies aiming at win-win rather win-lose relationships with their customers, employees and other stakeholders.

 

REPORTS & DATA

Sustainable Development Goals Commitment Report 100 (SCR100) Volvo wins: Press Release

 

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UNGSII team

Roland Schatz 

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Matthias Vollbracht 

Head of Research

Anis Asghar

Chief Investment Officer

 

Zuzana Beluska

Chief Financial Officer

advisory board

Alfred R. Berkeley III

Former President of NASDAQ

Chairman, Princeton Capital Management, Inc.

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Joseph Cajigal

CEO, Princeton Capital Management, Inc.

Red Bank, NJ, USA

Saeeda Ahmed

Founding Director Education Partnerships

Manchester, UK

 

Markku Markkula

First Vice President, European Committee of Regions

Brussels, Belgium

 

Ajay Davessar

Advisor to UNGSII,

Noida, India

 

Dr. Christian von Reventlow

former Member of the Boards of

Deutsche Telekom and Telstra 

UNGSII SDG 9 Senior Advisor

Munich, Germany

Joshua Luckow

CEO & Founder,

SolaVieve

Heilderberg, Germany

Abhi Naha

Chief Commercial Officer Cambridge Wireless

Cambridge, UK

UNGSII 25+5 Cities Leadership Platform

 

Dr. Johan Schotte

Founder & Chairman, Johan Schotte Foundation

Dubai, UAE

 

Dr. Thomas Zwiefelhofer

Member of the Group Board, First Advisory Group

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Member of the UNGSII Board of Directors

 

Gareth Presch

Founder & Director World Health Innovation Summit

25+5 Cities Leadership Platform, SDG  3 Expert

Carlisle, UK

Prof. Shubro Sen

Director, School of Management and Entrepreneurship,

Shiv Nadar Universiy

New Delhi, India

 

Ana Paula Gerard

Economist

Harvard University, London

 

Tom Root

Founder & CEO

HOPSports Inc.

Las Vegas, USA