United Nations Global Goals Framework Added to Sustainability/CSR Strategy Suite of Solutions
Submitted by: FigBytes Inc.
Posted: Feb 22, 2017 – 10:56 AM EST
GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 22 /CSRwire/ - FigBytes, (“FigBytes” or “the company”), the leading provider of software for strategic sustainability/CSR, today announced it has launched Version 2.0 of the FigBytes Sustainability Platform, featuring a new functionality to embed the United Nations' Global Goals framework into their clients’ sustainability and CSR strategies, data, and reporting. This added feature will add one of the world’s most significant, globally recognized sustainability frameworks to FigBytes’ already extensive offering.
FigBytes has pioneered the development of software that supports strategic sustainability and CSR with their flagship FigBytes Sustainability Platform, by empowering their clients to move beyond Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) compliance to future-proofing their strategy and brand. The company replaces static charts and graphs that need to be manually placed into “traditional” PDF and paper reports, with cloud-based Living Infographics (TM) functionality, allowing close to real-time “data-driven storytelling (TM)”.
The adoption of the UN Global Goals by corporate, government and NGO leaders is a crucial call to action to meet humankind's highest aspirations. The Goals can create instant understanding of an organization’s social, environmental, and economic achievements within a global context.
Colin Grant, FigBytes' Co-CEO and Chief of Strategy, states, "This Version 2.0 software upgrade will give organizations even more options to utilize FigBytes’ unique Living Infographics (TM) functionality. The 17 UN Global Goals are globally recognized as a strategic, forward-looking framework and will complement our existing suite of engagement and reporting frameworks available in FigBytes, including the GRI, CDP and SASB. The UN Global Goals functionality provides a visually appealing way to unite the myriad efforts undertaken across corporate, governmental and NGO sectors and to move beyond compliance approaches into a new stage of forward-looking, science-based targets. Our clients can now embed the UN Global Goals into every level of their sustainability and CSR activities, from data management and reporting frameworks to strategy maps and brand.”
Michael Meehan, FigBytes advisor and former CEO of the Global Reporting Initiative, states, "There are three main trends in sustainability today:
First, companies around the world are bringing sustainability into the boardroom, getting behind forward-looking initiatives such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Investors are also looking to sustainability to identify risk in their portfolios, with new standards emerging throughout the world.
At the same time, companies are reporting more than ever with a wide range of standards and frameworks to create sustainability reports, with tens of thousands of companies collecting this information every year.
But there are few ways to connect all of this, so sustainability and CSR data rarely become strategic because of a lack of technology within the nexus that connects these three trends.
That’s what makes FigBytes’ approach unique. By connecting data to strategy and brand, FigBytes is taking a refreshing and critical step in making sustainability a key part of every company’s strategy.”
For information or a product demo, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit figbytes.com to learn more.
The FigBytes Sustainability Platform is cloud-based software that empowers corporations, cities, and other organizations to integrate the principles of environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) into core strategies and brand. FigBytes replaces outdated, disconnected reporting tools with a cloud-based system that can transform raw data into intuitive and beautiful visualizations of strategy, performance, and brand.