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Four-in-five largest global companies report with GRI

‘Encouraging’ findings for corporate transparency in KPMG survey GRI provides the ‘first and foremost’ global standards, used by more leading companies than ever before. The news was released as a major stock-take on the state of sustainability reporting around the world has taken place. The KPMG Survey of Sustainability Reporting (published 26 October) analysed the disclosure practices

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Companies with a combined value of USD$ 1.3 trillion pilot new disclosure framework for nature

23 WBCSD member companies from the TNFD pilot are pacesetters in disclosing nature-related risks and opportunities to ensure finance is directed toward restoring and conserving nature. The companies, from North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, will provide important discernments into the development of the TNFD beta framework before its final release

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Ipieca sustainability reporting survey 2022 results now available

The latest trends in the sustainability reporting practices of Ipieca member companies have been released in the company’s annual Ipieca sustainability reporting survey. These results give an insight into modern practices, developing trends, allow companies to learn from their peers, recognise widely used performance indicators, and improve industry communication around sustainability issues. The outcomes also cover

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Ten years of Reporting Matters: reflecting on a decade and gearing up for the future 

This year’s Reporting matters 2022 report depicts what corporate sustainability reporting has achieved over the past decade and the developments in reporting that can assist systems transformation — celebrating the ten years since its inception. For this special edition, Reporting matters 2022 pays close attention to what reporting has achieved over the past decade, but equally how

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Nearly 20,000 organizations disclose environmental data in record year as world prepares for mandatory disclosure

CDP, the global non-profit that runs the world’s environmental disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions has stated that around the world, a record 18,700+ companies – including listed companies worth US$60.8 trillion (half of global market capitalization) – have this year disclosed their environmental data through. This comes as mandatory disclosure regulation and

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TCFD Report Finds Steady Increase in Climate-Related Financial Disclosures Since 2017

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has published its 2022 Status Report – five years since the Task Force published its final recommendations – assessing developments and progress during that time. Reports of over 1,400 companies from eight industries and five regions were assessed, to better understand current climate-related financial disclosure practices and

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IOSCO encourages standard-setters’ work on assurance of sustainability-related corporate reporting

Both the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) and the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) have been noted by the IOSCO for their endeavours regarding assurance of sustainability-related corporate reporting, as stakeholders are constantly looking for such assurance, whether on a voluntary basis or to meet regulatory requirements. The work from the

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Companies, investors and professional accountants add their voices to the call for global alignment between sustainability reporting standard setters and frameworks

A determined request for major standard-setting attempts to closely align with and reinforce a global baseline for reporting sustainability-related data has been made. The call comes from 65 global, leading companies, investors and professional accounting firms. Developed jointly by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the

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Business and Finance community respond to the proposed IFRS sustainability disclosure standards

Statements of support for the proposed IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards have been signed by several leading global figures, including 86 Chief Financial Officers and institutional investors representing more than £620 billion in assets. The statements welcome the role of the IFRS and the suggestions, but additionally ask them to revisit as well as further enhance

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IFRS Foundation completes consolidation with Value Reporting Foundation

Completion of the consolidation of the Value Reporting Foundation (VRF) into the IFRS Foundation has been announced by the IFRS Foundation. The news comes due to the commitment made at COP26 to enhance staff and resources of the foremost global sustainability disclosure initiatives, assisting the IFRS Foundation’s new International Sustainability Standards Board’s (ISSB) endeavours to