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Businesses Want Clarity and Guidance Amidst High Volume of Sustainability Reporting Standards, New Intertek Research Finds

Almost three-quarters of UK companies believe there are too many ESG reporting standards and measures, with 85 per cent calling for greater clarity, according to new research from Intertek. Sustainability has become a mainstream concern for companies, with heightened expectations from investors, regulators, government, employees and the public. 74 per cent of c-suite level respondents

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GRI Standards launched in Italian

​Global common language for sustainability reporting now in 10 translations More companies in Italy will be supported to disclose their impacts using the world’s leading sustainability reporting framework, following Italian becoming the latest translation of the GRI Standards. The three universal Standards and all 33 topic-specific Standards have been published in Italian and are now freely available

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Over a Third of the World’s 200 Largest Companies Do Not Fully Disclose Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Over a third of the world’s 200 largest companies do not fully disclose their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to analysis from the Temperature™ Score, a new data tool launched by Arabesque S-Ray that assesses how corporations worldwide report GHG emissions and contribute to global warming. The tool is the first of its kind that

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Major standards setters release TCFD Good Practice Handbook

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) released the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Good Practice Handbook. Serving as a complement to the TCFD Implementation Guide, released in May 2019, the handbook provides real-world examples of TCFD reporting to help companies better understand how they can more effectively communicate with investors about the

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Corporate Reporting Dialogue shows high level of alignment between major global reporting frameworks on TCFD recommendations

The Corporate Reporting Dialogue – an initiative bringing together the major standard setters and framework providers globally – released a report today showing high levels of alignment between the frameworks on the basis of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations. As part of the Dialogue’s Better Alignment Project, CDP, the Climate Disclosure

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Experts Offer Guidance on Reporting Frameworks to Ease Reporting Pain

If you listen carefully during reporting season, you can hear the screams of sustainability and corporate responsibility (CR) practitioners as they slowly drown in the sea of proliferating reporting frameworks. From the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to the industry-specific guidance issued by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the ESG (environmental, social and governance) reporting field—and

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Businesses need greater clarity on sustainability reporting

Sustainability is now a mainstream concern for organisations and their stakeholders, but they require clarity and guidance on sustainability reporting standards and practices. An Intertek survey of UK firms found that investors, regulators, government, employees and the wider public now expect more from organisation – something that’s recognised by 74% of c-suite executives. Additionally, 83%

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Update to Arabic translations of GRI Standards

Additional Arabic translations of the GRI Standards, the world’s most widely adopted sustainability reporting framework, are now available.​ The updated versions of two Standards — ‘GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018’ and ‘GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018’ – have been published in to the Arabic language.The Arabic translations can be downloaded free of charge from the

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7 tips for adopting integrated reporting

Many companies have latched on to the concept of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting and reported back to stakeholders about their commitment to supporting diversity, social, and environmental concerns and more accountable corporate governance. The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) was founded in 2010 to support the goal of long-term value creation, and the

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Can integrated reporting bridge widening trust gap between business and society?

Integrated reporting (IR) is becoming a buzzword globally, and with good reason. As we’ve learnt from South Africa’s annual EY Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards, these reports, done well, inspire confidence that a company has a better, more coherent grasp of who they are, where they’re going, and how they’re going to get there –