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First Mine Audited Against World’s Most Rigorous Mining Standard

Today the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) took a bold step toward increasing transparency in the mining sector. With the release of the certification system’s first audit report, IRMA is demonstrating the type of clear, consistent reporting it provides for all stakeholders with an interest in mining, and particularly for purchasers of mined materials

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Rising trust in sustainability reporting around the world

Public opinion poll on social and environmental corporate performance Research across 27 markets has found that trust in how companies communicate their sustainability performance has increased to a record 51% this year, with significant variations by country. The survey from GlobeScan and GRI asked 1,000 people in each location to indicate whether they agree that

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FRC publishes future of corporate reporting discussion paper

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has released a bold discussion paper proposing a future for corporate reporting based on a principles-based framework. It outlines a blueprint for a more agile approach to corporate reporting which challenges existing thinking about how companies can more effectively meet the information needs of investors and other stakeholders. The proposals are designed

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SASB and GRI Launch Survey to Gather Feedback From Reporters

Following the launch of a collaborative workplan between Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the standard-setters are working together to develop materials that show how the two sets of reporting standards can be used together. This project, which was announced in July, seeks to bring greater clarity to the sustainability reporting ecosystem

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Homeworking emissions whitepaper.

The impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) have resulted in significant changes to our daily lives; affecting family life, leisure time, the way we travel and the way we do business. An estimated 47% of UK employees – 14 million people – were reported to be working from home in April this year, and it is vital that corporates

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New Climate Accounting Capability Platform Launched to Help Companies Measure Greenhouse Gas Emissions

KPMG announced a patent-pending blockchain-based capability, which is intended to help organizations more accurately measure, mitigate, report, and offset their greenhouse gas emissions. Termed “Climate Accounting Infrastructure (CAI),” the platform will help organizations secure transparent and reliable reporting of emissions data. In 2020, organizations globally are expected to report sustainability practices and results to meet environmental, social, and corporate

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The Sustainability Board Report 2020​

The Sustainability Board Report aims to showcase different dimensions of good corporate governance and the importance of sustainable corporate leadership. The 2019 Report found that, despite significant variation in the quality and quantity of sustainability reporting, including across regions, there were certain key elements and patterns that made certain companies stand out. The new 2020

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The case for reporting: Why sports organisations should publicly disclose their carbon emissions

The Sustainability Report’s second white paper focuses on the need for sports entities to be transparent about their carbon footprint and other environmental impacts PricewaterhouseCoopers’ recently published Sports Survey for 2020 is, of course, dominated by the impact Covid-19 is having on the sports sector. But its 2019 survey, published when coronavirus was not yet

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How to evolve your narrative reporting from intent to action

Find out how narrative reporting can evolve from discussing intent to demonstrating action and positive outcomes from EY’s seventh annual review of FTSE 350 annual reports and accounts. In our latest review of FTSE 350 narrative reporting- Annual reporting in 2019/20: From intent to action — we look at how companies have implemented the first

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Sustainability in the Mining Sector: Current Status and Future Trends

The report examines the context and state of sustainability reporting in the large-scale mining sector, with a specific focus on what governments have done to enhance the transparency of the sector.   Among findings of the report are the growing demand for more detailed disclosures at the mine-site level and the need for increased government