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UK Impact Investing Institute publishes a vision for making impact & sustainability reporting easier and more accessible

More and more consumers, investors and policy makers are interested in the long-term sustainability of businesses. They want to see companies report transparently on the positive and negative impact of their business activities on the environment and society. But the lack of a global reporting standards, similar to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), make

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Pushing the needle forward amidst disruption: new report showcases more robust sustainability reporting

Yesterday, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) highlights the importance of maintaining sustainability ambitions amidst unprecedented disruption in the eighth edition of Reporting matters – WBCSD’s annual review of its member companies’ sustainability and integrated reports in partnership with Radley Yeldar (RY). This year, Reporting matters presents a focus on the acute impacts of the COVID-19

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TCFD reporting playbook for more consistent climate disclosures

UNEP FI and the Institute of International Finance (IIF) have developed a TCFD Playbook to serve as a resource for firms at different stages of their TCFD journey, with support from EY. The organisations conducted a joint initiative to assist banks and other financial institutions in their efforts to strengthen climate risk disclosures by convening

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ESG Reporting Partners Launches New Reporting Platform

ESG Reporting Partners™ (ESGRP), a nationwide ESG technology provider for publicly-held and private corporations, today announced the introduction of a new ESG reporting platform, ESG Artisan™, designed to help companies quickly produce online interactive reports. “More than ever before, companies are recognizing the benefits of transparency,” said ESGRP Strategist, Leigh Anne Bishop. “With the movement

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First Mine Audited Against World’s Most Rigorous Mining Standard

Today the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) took a bold step toward increasing transparency in the mining sector. With the release of the certification system’s first audit report, IRMA is demonstrating the type of clear, consistent reporting it provides for all stakeholders with an interest in mining, and particularly for purchasers of mined materials

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Rising trust in sustainability reporting around the world

Public opinion poll on social and environmental corporate performance Research across 27 markets has found that trust in how companies communicate their sustainability performance has increased to a record 51% this year, with significant variations by country. The survey from GlobeScan and GRI asked 1,000 people in each location to indicate whether they agree that

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FRC publishes future of corporate reporting discussion paper

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has released a bold discussion paper proposing a future for corporate reporting based on a principles-based framework. It outlines a blueprint for a more agile approach to corporate reporting which challenges existing thinking about how companies can more effectively meet the information needs of investors and other stakeholders. The proposals are designed

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SASB and GRI Launch Survey to Gather Feedback From Reporters

Following the launch of a collaborative workplan between Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the standard-setters are working together to develop materials that show how the two sets of reporting standards can be used together. This project, which was announced in July, seeks to bring greater clarity to the sustainability reporting ecosystem

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Homeworking emissions whitepaper.

The impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) have resulted in significant changes to our daily lives; affecting family life, leisure time, the way we travel and the way we do business. An estimated 47% of UK employees – 14 million people – were reported to be working from home in April this year, and it is vital that corporates

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New Climate Accounting Capability Platform Launched to Help Companies Measure Greenhouse Gas Emissions

KPMG announced a patent-pending blockchain-based capability, which is intended to help organizations more accurately measure, mitigate, report, and offset their greenhouse gas emissions. Termed “Climate Accounting Infrastructure (CAI),” the platform will help organizations secure transparent and reliable reporting of emissions data. In 2020, organizations globally are expected to report sustainability practices and results to meet environmental, social, and corporate