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What investors actually want from sustainability data

To account for the effects of a world in flux, more investors are pursuing strategies that consider relevant environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, an approach known broadly as sustainable investing. In 2017 alone, assets managed through such an approach increased by 37 percent, according to Bloomberg. Despite the swell in interest, sustainable investing is by

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Update to French translation of GRI Standards

Updates to two documents — ‘GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018’ and ‘GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018’ – have been translated. They are now available to any French-speaking organization using the GRI Standards. All of the French translations can be downloaded free of charge on the GRI website. This translation was carried out by

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Non-financial reporting is the future of audit

Tidal waves of global growth, our heavy dependence on fossil fuels, and our constant need for innovation have led us to a world of inconsistencies and widening gaps between underdeveloped and developed countries. Our world is fracturing, and the fractures are growing bigger and bigger. In a report released in 2018 by Oxfam, 82% of the wealth

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SEC issues rules for listed firms’ reports on sustainability

THE SECURITIES and Exchange Commission (SEC) has formally launched the sustainability reporting guidelines for publicly listed companies (PLCs), which will be required to submit their sustainability reports starting next year. “With the issuance of the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines… SEC has high hopes that PLCs would not only be made aware of sustainability but would make

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

AccountAbility has released the Arabic 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 AA1000AP (2018) is the