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New Reporting Framework Highlights Employee Health and Well-Being

The responsibilities of businesses to look after their workforce are under the spotlight due to the COVID-19 crisis. Companies are feeling intense pressure to show that employee health and safe workplaces are high priorities as they make plans to reopen for business. The new Culture of Health for Business Framework (COH4B) is a way for companies to transparently report

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CDP and CDSB team up to provide the building blocks for successful TCFD disclosure

 More than 1000 organisations have declared their support for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations. However, there is still confusion in the market regarding where companies can get the data from and how to properly report it. To provide this solution, CDP and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) have teamed up

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How to link the GRI Standards with the SDGs

Helping organizations show SDGs progress in their sustainability reporting​ An updated resource is now available to assist companies to report on progress in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the GRI Standards.The new document – Linking the SDGs and the GRI Standards – covers the 17 SDGs and maps them against the Standards and

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Sustainability Reporting and Early Lessons from COVID-19

Public scrutiny of how businesses are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing renewed attention to the importance of corporate transparency on sustainability issues. Effectively meeting these expectations starts with understanding two key dimensions of sustainability reporting: how companies are responding now and defining how companies should respond in the future. We have observed several trends

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Cement and concrete industry targets improved biodiversity performance

GCCA launches new sustainability guidelines and joins leading global business nature coalition The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has published new guidelines aimed at further improving the biodiversity performance of the industry’s quarries. The guidelines support the Association’s Sustainability Charter implementation and represent a collaborative effort by GCCA member companies to improve overall performance

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edie launches Sustainability Reporting and Communications Handbook to drive engagement during lockdown

edie has published a brand-new, free report detailing how sustainability professionals can relay the importance of sustainability to key stakeholders during the coronavirus pandemic; along with fresh insights to create, deliver and share a compelling sustainability report. The report is free to download for sustainability professionals. Published as part of edie’s ENGAGE Week of themed content, the Sustainability

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How to Uplevel Your Reporting for a Post-COVID-19 World

While it’s still too early to tell how significantly COVID-19 will alter our way of life, we’ve learned to challenge many of our preconceived notions about how to best do business — and solidifying your company’s place within this new order is critical. The true test is going to be whether we are capable of

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Mandatory Sustainability Reporting: What Countries Have It And Should Other Join?

A sustainability report is the one where a company or an organization discloses its social, environmental, and governance performance. Just for the matter of clarity, sustainability reporting can be considered synonymous with other terms united by the idea of reporting non-financial performance metrics such as triple bottom line reporting, ESG reporting, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting, or form part of

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Investors increase scrutiny over ESG reporting

Experts discussed ESG issues at the PDAC 2020 convention in Toronto. Among the many challenges facing the minerals exploration and mining industry, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues are receiving increased attention, with ESG programs now critical components of a company’s strategy and business planning. The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention in

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Advocating for transparency in corporate financial reporting responses to coronavirus

No transparency, no trust; no trust, no credit; no credit, no investment; no investment, no growth! So there is a simple logic: financial reporting is an essential building block for financial intermediation, foreign investment, and sustainable economic development.  — Martin Gruell, Raiffeisen Bank International (2008) In times of crisis such as what we are going through with the