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The Importance of Disability in Non-Financial Reporting

The Guide “Disability in Sustainability Reporting” offers a practical solution to the challenges faced by companies interested in reporting their activities on disability. The tool, developed by Fundación ONCE and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), with the co-funding of the European Social Fund (ESF), will make it easier to identify what activities can have an impact on the rights of people with

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United Nations Global Compact Issues New Guidance for Companies to Leverage Technology and Innovation to Advance Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Global Compact issued new guidance for businesses to leverage the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to inspire their innovation processes and capture future market needs. Framework for Breakthrough Impact on the SDGs Through Innovation is a practical guide that helps companies identify new products, services and business models while also contributing to addressing global

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Annual Report Insights: Almost half of companies now value success factors beyond profit

More companies than ever are setting out their company purpose in their annual report, according to new analysis from Deloitte. Deloitte’s Annual Report Insights, which analyses 100 year-end reports across the FTSE, found that almost half (46%) set out values beyond making profit for shareholders, up from 32% in 2018. These companies describe their purpose as

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The 7 rules of sustainability reporting for miners

It’s fair to say mining companies have a tough job on their hands at the moment as they seek to build trust with their stakeholders. Investor confidence in the sector has ebbed following the Brumadinho disaster. Demands from host governments and communities for operators to demonstrate shared value are growing, and there is a rising

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PSE wants listed companies to submit sustainability reports

THE Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) wants listed companies to submit sustainability reports as part of disclosure requirements. “We have to have a simplified implementation of the circular of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on sustainability reporting. It’s still optional. So we want to encourage more companies to make it part of the disclosure

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Accountancy Europe calls for revisions to the Non-financial Reporting Directive

Accountancy Europe has called for revisions to the Non-financial Reporting Directive (NFRD), addressing the economy’s need to ‘undergo an urgent and radical transformation to achieve climate-neutrality and sustainability’. The organisation noted that while companies are increasingly reporting on ESG matters, the ‘relevance, quality and comparability of the reported information needs to improve’. As a first

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Japanese TCFD Implementation Guide launches at inaugural summit

The Japanese version of the TCFD Implementation Guide, which launched at the TCFD Summit this October, provides localised guidance for climate-related financial disclosure. This October marks the inaugural global TCFD Summit. Held in Tokyo and endorsed by the government of Japan, the event saw over 300 attendees, including policymakers, financial institutions and businesses with the aim

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The Top Ten Trends in CSR Reporting in 2019

CSR reporting reached an all-time high this year with 86 percent of companies in the S&P 500 publishing reports.. It’s no surprise that with reporting becoming more mainstream, companies are increasingly looking for ways to break through the noise and standout. Here are the top ten trends we’re seeing this reporting season:   Expanding beyond

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GRI, IRF and SASB: Updated guidance on reporting frameworks

For those tasked with communicating their organization’s sustainability information, these are challenging times. What to communicate and to whom, and which tools to use, always have been pain points. Add to that the recent increases in the types and volume of data; the number of reporting frameworks, standards and recommendations to handle it; and the

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RMI and GRI Launch Responsible Mineral Reporting Toolkit

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have launched a toolkit to advance reporting on sourcing minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas. The resource helps companies report on their commitments, due diligence processes and actions related to social impacts in the supply chain. It