In March 2017 WikiRate and Kaleidoscope Futures hosted the fourth WikiRate Forum.
Within the 2-hour session we shared exciting case studies, inspiring projects and had lots of discussion about WikiRate and it’s future trajectory. We were joined by individuals from across the globe, representing academics, NGOs, standard organisations and corporate interests. The agenda is available here and recordings, presentations and commentary are below.
The WikiRate Journey So Far
Vishal Kapadia, Executive Director at The WikiRate Project e.V. presents the WikiRate journey so far, sharing the story of WikiRate over the last 4 years.
The slides are available to download here.
Tracking Corporate Contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals
Jonas Haertle, Head at Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) presents a collaborative pilot between WikiRate, PRME and UN Global Compact, alongside support from Bertelsmann Stiftung to assess what companies are doing in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The slides are available to download here.
Assessing corporate contributions in support of the SDGs
13 pilots at 9 universities
Engaging over 850 students in CSR research on WikiRate.org
Results of the pilot and research will be presented at the 2017 PRME Global Forum in New York in July 2017
Business Contributions to the SDGs – Morris Mthombeni Presentation
Morris Mthombeni, Lecturer at The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in South Africa, presents his experience participating in the Tracking Corporate Contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals pilot delivered in collaboration with WikiRate, UN PRME, UN Global Compact and Bertelsmann Stiftung. This is the second pilot Morris has participated in with the WikiRate project.
240 business students across 4 cohorts
Research via bespoke project pages, e.g. GIBS Cohort 1: Corporate Environmental Performance
Results of the pilot and research will be presented at the 2017 PRME Global Forum in New York in July
Modern Slavery Act Research
Katharine Bryant, Research Manager at Walk Free Foundation and Joanne Bauer, Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University present a collaborative project between WikiRate, Walk Free Foundation and Columbia University researching the UK Modern Slavery Act. The slides are available to download here.
20 new metrics to facilitate research into Modern Slavery
20 students researching UK Modern Slavery Act statements at Columbia University
Research added through project pages, e.g. UK Modern Slavery Act Research
Mapping University Metrics Across the Sustainable Development Goals
John Callewaert, Director, Emerging Opportunities Program at University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute and Katy Boom, Director of Sustainability at University of Worcester present a project that begins to map university data across the Sustainable Development Goals. The slides are available to download here
5 students from the University of Michigan carried out the research over 3 months
Provides a framework for universities to start to understand how metrics link to specific SDGs
Ongoing, collaborative process, between sustainability professionals, academics, students and the wider community
Engaging and active discussion between academics, NGOs, standard organisations and corporate interests.
What’s next for WikiRate?
Richard Mills, Head of Research and Vishal Kapadia, Executive Director at The WikiRate Project e.V. present on What’s next for WikiRate? including demonstrations of new WikiRate features and future projects. The slides are available to download here.
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