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Corporate Reporting Dialogue consultation reveals urgent market call for indicator alignment on climate

Participants of the Corporate Reporting Dialogue – an initiative bringing together the major standard setters and framework providers globally – will announce the findings of their global market consultation on building better alignment via a webinar on Tuesday 25 June 2019. Through an online survey and a series of global roundtables held in 11 countries – Australia, Colombia, France, Germany,

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Second TCFD Status Report Shows Steady Increase in TCFD Adoption

Nearly 800 organizations have now expressed support for the TCFD and its recommendations The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) published its 2019 Status Report to the Financial Stability Board (FSB) yesterday. The TCFD’s second status report provides an overview of disclosure practices aligned with the Task Force’s recommendations between 2016 and 2018. The

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Integrate SDGs in the company’s full reporting cycle, “not just the contents page” – new UNCTAD/IIRC initiative

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can and must be integrated in to corporate reporting, according to a new agreement signed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) signed this week. UNCTAD and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) have signed an updatedmemorandum of understanding (MoU), in which the two organizations will enhance

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NASDAQ launches global ESG Reporting Guide for companies

Nasdaq announced recently the launch of its new global environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting guide to support public and private companies. The 2019 ESG Reporting Guide includes the latest third-party reporting methodologies widely adopted by the industry, and aims to help companies navigate the evolving standards on ESG data disclosure, regardless of geography or market capitalization.

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Sustainability reporting in the digital age

Rebecca Walker Chan, Sustainability Advisor, argues that while new communication tools and channels can give sustainability reports more impact and relevance to their audience, the fundamentals for successful sustainability reporting remain the same. Since 2016, publicly traded companies in Hong Kong have been required to supply a report to The Hong Kong Stock Exchange about

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4 key insights from CDP reporting workshops in New York, London, Singapore & Hong Kong

Over the course of April and May, I was able to attend CDP workshops in New York, London, Singapore and Hong Kong. The spring workshops are key events in the CDP calendar and an opportunity for disclosing companies to learn about questionnaire changes and to connect with other sustainability professionals on the latest trends and

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Trends in Disclosing Non-Financial Information

Is financial information the most relevant information to stakeholders? Certainty not always. Companies and other organizations disclose information to a wide range of stakeholders and, for many of them, non-financial information is of more interest than financial information. Transparency is a global trend in society. Customers and the public are generally concerned about the behavior

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FLASH REPORT: 86% of S&P 500 Index® Companies Publish Sustainability / Responsibility Reports in 2018

 The Governance & Accountability Institute (G&A) research team determined that eighty-six percent (86%) of the companies in the S&P 500 Index® published sustainability or corporate responsibility reports in the year 2018. This research effort marks G&A Institute’s eighth annual monitoring and analysis of sustainability responsibility reporting of the large-cap companies in the S&P 500 Index® — one of the most widely recognized

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SustainAccounting Launches World’s First Triple Bottom Line Certification

At the heart of the Certified TBL program is its advocacy of multicapital- and context-based Triple Bottom Line accounting, still new to most organizations but rapidly emerging as the gold standard for measurement and reporting. This week, SustainAccounting LLC launched its Certified Triple Bottom Line (TBL) program for organizations — the world’s first certification program for integrated TBL measurement and

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Trying to Implement the TCFD Recommendations? SASB Can Help!

SASB standards are shaped in large part by the invaluable input we receive from companies, investors, and other key market participants. The feedback loops built into our due process ensure the standards are cost-effective for companies to implement and the information they yield is decision-useful for investors. In addition to these benefits, our ongoing engagement with the