Comment, Opinion

Why we need to end our obsession with sustainability reporting

Discussions between sustainability professionals on a range of topics, from deforestation to child slavery and toxic pollution, often end up focusing on problems associated with defining and measuring indicators. (Photo: Ivan Valencia/Bloomberg)

Efforts around sustainability have become too focused on measurement, methodology and data. A more human and intuitive approach is needed

“You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” The purported wisdom of this oft-quoted bit of management philosophy has inspired an approach to sustainability that is obsessed with measurement and ...

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