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CSA publishes guidance for public companies on reporting climate risks

The Canadian Securities Administrators is releasing guidance for public companies on reporting the material risks that climate change poses to their businesses. The guidance aims to help public companies meet regulatory requirements and “inform investors about the sustainability of their business model and to provide insights into how they are mitigating and adapting to these risks,” the

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AccountAbility Releases Korean Translation of the AA1000 AccountAbility Principles (AA1000AP, 2018)

AccountAbility has released the Korean translation of its latest sustainability management framework and guidance document – the AccountAbility Principles (AA1000AP, 2018). The AA1000AP (2018) serves as the foundation of the AA1000 Series of Standards, and offers an informed update to the firm’s internationally accepted, principles-based approach to sustainability management for the 21st century. The second

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AccountAbility invites collaboration to translate the AA1000AP (2018) regionally

AccountAbility is seeking potential partners to contribute expertise and sponsor development of local language versions of the latest AA1000 Accountability Principles (AA1000AP, 2018) – its latest sustainability management framework and guidance document. The AA1000AP (2018) serves as the foundation of the AA1000 Series of Standards, and offers an informed update to the firm’s internationally accepted, principles-based approach to sustainability

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Abu Dhabi’s stock exchange sets out new disclosure guidelines

Listed companies will release reports on environmental, social and governance by the end of 2019 Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has issued new guidelines for listed companies on environmental, social and governance disclosure, as part of its strategy to promote sustainability in the financial markets. The set of 31 key performance indicators is in line

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Reporting drives corporate change to achieve SDGs

Can private sector participation in the SDGs unlock more sustainable business practices? ​An ambitious project has been launched to explore how the private sector can actively contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and what the role of reporting and partnerships is to support this process. GRI, the sustainability reporting standard setter, has joined

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Update to Japanese translations of GRI Standards

Updates to two versions of the GRI Standards – ‘GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018’ and ‘GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018’ – have been translated into Japanese. They are now available to any Japanese-speaking organization using the Standards. All of the Japanese translations of the Standards can be downloaded free of charge on the

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70% of companies fail to disclose impact on world’s forests

A large majority of major corporations are failing to be transparent about their impacts on global deforestation and many are taking inadequate steps to tackle it, according to a new report released yesterday by environmental non-profit CDP. Over 1,500 companies deemed to have a significant impact on deforestation or to be susceptible to deforestation risk

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Swiss listed companies commit to sustainable reporting disclosure

Over one third of companies that are listed in the Swiss Market Index (SMI) are voluntarily committed to sustainability reporting, according to SIX Exchange Regulation, an autonomous and independent body within SIX that regulates and monitors participants and issuers.  Two years ago, in recognition of the growing importance of sustainability reporting, the Regulatory Board passed Art.

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Major players across chemical and electric utility sectors share TCFD implementation experience

Today, through collaboration with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), eleven leading companies across chemical and electric utility sectors provide an in-depth look at climate-related financial disclosure in two landmark reports. As part of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Preparer Forums for Chemicals and for Electric Utilities, AkzoNobel, BASF, DSM,

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GRI Chief Executive testifies to US House Committee on strengthening ESG legislation

GRI’s Chief Executive, Tim Mohin, testified on Wednesday 10 July 2019 before the US House Committee on Financial Services, which is considering new corporate reporting requirements for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) information. Addressing members of the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets at a hearing in Washington, DC, Tim Mohin set out