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79% of Australian ASX200 companies adopt integrated reporting, KPMG study finds

KPMG published their seventh annual survey of corporate reporting trends in Australia yesterday [10 November 2020], which is particularly interesting in light of the impact of Covid-19 and the push from regulators and investors for enhanced reporting disclosures on climate and pre/non-financial risks. The survey reveals that a large proportion of Australia’s largest listed companies on the

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Sustainable Development Goals at the core of sustainability reporting

Sustainability reporting is a way of making visible the work carried out by ministries, agencies and institutions to achieve positive and measurable societal benefits. The State Treasury instructs agencies and institutions to evaluate the effectiveness of their sustainability work from the perspective of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Assessing the direct and indirect

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BlackRock publishes Q3 Global Investment Stewardship-rapport: more companies are transparant about sustainability

BlackRock published  Q3 Global BlackRock Investment Stewardship (BIS) report, which provides insight into the work of our stewardship team over the quarter. The report discusses how enabling investors to better identify, assess, measure and monitor sustainability-related risks is crucial to our role as stewards for our clients’ capital. That is why in January 2020, BlackRock asked

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Third TCFD Status Report Shows Progress & Highlights Need for Greater Climate-Related Disclosures and Transparency

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB), published its 2020 Status Report. Reviewing 1,700 companies’ reports using artificial intelligence technology, the Task Force found that disclosure of climate-related financial information aligned with the TCFD recommendations has steadily increased since the recommendations were published in 2017. The largest

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GRI Standards available in Portuguese

Organizations in Brazil, Portugal and eight other countries have improved access to the world’s most widely used standards for sustainability reporting, following publication of the GRI Standards in Portuguese. The Portuguese translation enables GRI to further expand its reach with organizations and stakeholders in Portuguese speaking countries. GRI currently has more than 6,000 registered users in Brazil

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65% of the Russell 1000® Index Published Sustainability Reports in 2019

Governance & Accountability Institute (G&A Institute), a leading consulting and research firm focused on ESG and sustainability, issued its 2020 Russell 1000 Research Report on sustainability reporting trends of the companies in the Russell 1000 Index®. G&A Institute’s research team found that: 65% of the companies included in the Russell 1000 published sustainability reports in

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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