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.


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


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


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


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


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


Review of the universal Standards

The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), the independent standard setting body of GRI, is launching a project to review the universal Standards. The review will consider revisions for the three universal Standards that are applicable for every organization preparing a sustainability report: GRI 101: Foundation 2016, GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016 and GRI 103: Management Approach 2016.  An online survey is


Update to Chinese translations of GRI Standards

Additional Chinese translations of the GRI Standards, the world’s most widely adopted sustainability reporting framework, are now available. ​The recently updated versions of two Standards — ‘GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018’ and ‘GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018’ – have been published in Simplified and Traditional Chinese. The Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese translations can be downloaded free


The Big eBook of Sustainability Reporting Frameworks

EcoAct published the ‘Big eBook of Sustainability Reporting Frameworks’. The e-book catalogues 26 of the major mandatory and voluntary frameworks, standards, methodologies and permits for businesses. It includes a summary of who reports, what is required and the benefits of each framework. This eBook catalogues some of the major voluntary and mandatory environmental frameworks. For each we include a high-level analysis of the