The Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework strives to carry the institution beyond the typical safeguard measures of “do no harm” to identify ways to “do good”. In the spirit of One United Nations, the Framework takes a holistic view of the organization’s work from policy conception through programme implementation and internal operations management, providing a broader base of knowledge for smart decision-making. The initiative looks to build on the internationally agreed sustainability norms and principles of the last 30 years by adapting the best practices of environmental and social assessment procedures and management systems to United Nations System activities.


This paper argues that children are the worst affected by climate change, with downward trends in global yield potential for all major crops threatening food production and security, and trends in climate suitability for disease transmission becoming increasingly concerning.

This 2021 report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Global Subsidies Initiative argues that the first priority, after health and social protection during the pandemic, must be getting economies back on track in a way that is consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals and governments’ net-zero commitments. Energy plays a major role, not only because a fossil-free recovery is key to mitigating climate change, but also because it is critical for access to opportunities, jobs, mobility and welfare.

About Trialogue

Trialogue is one of only a few consultancies in South Africa that focus exclusively on corporate responsibility issues. Over 17 years of experience puts us at the forefront of new developments in sustainability and corporate social investment (CSI).

We are a 51% black-owned company and the southern African Local Authority of the CECP Global Exchange.