How we make an impact

We believe there is a foundation of human wellbeing that no society should fall below, and an ecological ceiling that the planet should not be pushed beyond.

This view is known as systems thinking, which commits us to supporting a world which is just, inclusive and environmentally restorative.1

  • We partner with business to shape a better future.
  • We hold ourselves to verified standards of performance, accountability, and transparency.
  • We support the education of girls as the most powerful solution to climate change and poverty.
  • Science Based Target validated Scope 1 and 2 targets; aiming for Net-0 emissions by 2030.
Mapping BWD's impacts to the 3 pillars of sustainability

Third-party certification of our sustainability credentials

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BWD is proudly B Corp certified

B Corp companies voluntarily hold themselves to a higher level of accountability in governance, transparency, environmental and social impact.

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BWD aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2030 by:

  • Setting a science-based target with a clearly-defined path to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement goals.
  • Empowering our employees to make lower-impact choices.
  • Communicating the practical benefits of our journey to our suppliers and clients.


United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action

SDG 13: Climate action

Target 13.2: Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning.

Donating to the education of girls and action on climate change

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When it comes to impact, we don't believe in grandiose gestures.

They're more about marketing than making a difference. We want to do good every time we come to work. That's why we've built routine giving into our processes.

BWD funds scholarships for girls as a One Girl business partner. We believe that every girl deserves the opportunity to learn and grow. What's more, Project Drawdown ranks educating girls as the sixth most powerful solution to fighting climate change.


United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality education United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender equality

SDG 4: Quality education

Target 4.1: By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.

Target 4.5: By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations.

SDG 5: Gender equality

Target 5.1: End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.

Partnering with business to shape a better future (our purpose).

Day-to-day, this involves working with clients to enhance their sustainability strategy and disclosure, and better manage their risks and opportunities.

Our clients tend to be influential businesses. So even a small improvement in their approach can make a big difference.

We promote the Future Fit Business Benchmark for ambitious, positive outcomes.

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We also provide resources designed to support sustainability champions in their work. See our Insights page and Aiming for Net Zero microsite for more.


United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Target 17.16: Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, in particular developing countries.