Author Archives: Sun McElderry

By now, you probably know that we at Framework are passionate advocates for materiality analysis. That’s because we’re increasingly convinced that any serious effort to become a more sustainable organization must include a formal assessment of the issues with the greatest impacts on performance and most importance to your internal and external stakeholders.

But of course, the story doesn’t end there. Constructing the matrix of issues is just the beginning of the real work of implementing strategies and actions that can drive actual performance–and value.

In studying how best to help you build on your materiality findings, we recognized a set of needs that often go unnoticed among businesses trying to move from identifying issues to acting on them. We’ve addressed these pitfalls by developing a new suite of tools that places the issues in the context of business planning and prepares you to develop strategies and engage decision makers in… More >

Over the course of a decade of advising major companies, interfacing with other experts, and conducting research, we have identified eight key elements of an integrated business model. Taken together, they can serve as a springboard, roadmap, and measure of companies’ maturity in integrating ESG considerations into their business strategy and operations.

Download our Guide to Assessing ESG Integration
Read more about ESG integration in Kathee’s GreenBiz article

Each element of integration involves multiple performance aspects and related metrics. And of course, each contains a complex set of issues unto itself that potentially require years of effort to address, and to which no simple checklist can do justice. Our brief self-assessment guide, however, can be applied as a simple first step to recognize areas of strength and potential improvement for your company.

For more information on how Framework LLC can help your company assess and improve its performance in these areas,… More >

Thanks for your interest in our recent webinar, Integrated Reporting: On-the-Ground Perspectives. Whether or not you were able to attend, this collection of resources and contacts will help you learn more.


Framework LLC

Webinar presentation on SlideShare

Study: The State of Integrated Reporting

Twitter: @SustainStrategy

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy on LinkedIn


Twitter: @adjoy1


International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)

Emerging Integrated Reporting Database

2012 Pilot Programme Yearbook


Twitter: @theiirc

Ricky Cronin on LinkedIn



Covanta Energy

Corporate Sustainability Report 2010/2011


Twitter: @CovantaEnergy

Brian Bahor on LinkedIn




Integrated Report 2012


Twitter: @EskomHoldings

Lelanie Sherman on LinkedIn



Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)

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