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Knowledge sharing to accelerate corporate progress on the SDGs

Expert insights from stakeholder engagement shared by the GRI Business Leadership Forum Ensuring the transparency that enables the private sector to effectively contribute to accomplishing UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), how can companies use reporting data to drive action in support of the Global Goals? The GRI Business Leadership Forum (BLF) on Corporate Reporting as a

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The Value Reporting Foundation Publishes Integrated Thinking Principles and Updated SASB Standards for Three Industries

A new Integrated Thinking Principles, which provide a structured approach for considering how to create the right environment within an organization, as well as for reviewing what can, at times, go wrong has been announced by The Value Reporting Foundation. The publication of the the Foundation also published updates to the Asset Management & Custody

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EFRAG and GRI to co-construct biodiversity standard

Project marks a next step in aligning global and European sustainability standards GRI and The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) have joined forces on the technical work for their respective new biodiversity standards. EFRAG is to make the draft EU standard available to the Commission mid-June, while GRI’s aims to release an updated GRI Biodiversity

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Corporate Reporting Dialogue dissolves, as global harmonization efforts take hold

An initiative convened in 2014 to strengthen cooperation, coordination and alignment between key standard setters and framework developers, otherwise known as The Corporate Reporting Dialogue has dissolved. The initiative that had significant international influence on the corporate reporting landscape. The reason behind this was the success of its mission given the upcoming consolidation of four

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German Translation of the SASB Standards Now Available

German translations are now available for the SASB Standards for 77 industries as announced by The Value Reporting Foundation. Following on from French and Spanish translations, the German translations have been welcomed, with Japanese translations coming soon. German-domiciled companies such as Adidas, BASF, Bayer, Daimler, Deutsche Bank, Merck and Siemens and BASF has been involved

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92% of S&P 500® Companies and 70% of Russell 1000® Companies Published Sustainability Reports in 2020, G&A Institute Research Shows

The leading consulting firm on corporate sustainability and ESG, Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. (G&A) has announced the results of its 2021 Sustainability Reporting in Focus analysis with regard sustainability reporting trends among companies in the S&P 500® Index and the Russell 1000® Index. The report comes on the 10th anniversary of G&A’s research series

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Moves to expand disclosure for financial markets are welcome

GRI responds to IFRS Foundation’s creation of a new sustainability board and consolidation of CDSB and VRF into the foundation GRI has applauded the IFRS Foundation’s announcement that, through the setting up of an International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), they will address the impacts of sustainability topics on value creation within their standards. On the

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Standards needed to achieve net-zero, said UNSG at COP26

Alongside a proposed Expert Group, ISO and IEC are now ready to share standards and knowledge. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), two of the world’s main creators of international standards, have expressed considerable interest in collaborating with the United Nations to address climate change. They were reacting to

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81% of listed companies lack a robust plan for net zero according to climate reporting research

The Climate Reporting Performance of the FTSE 100, Euro STOXX 50 and DOW 30 has been released by EcoAct, an Atos company. The report, containing a leader board ranking the top 20 nations for climate disclosure, concluded that less than 1 in 5  companies within the research group have targets connected to long-term emissions reduction in order to

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Call for a unified approach to Sustainability Reporting

In an open letter calling on regulators to align pending European sustainability reporting standards with worldwide consistent and comparable performance metrics and disclosures, 56 organizations, representing over EUR 8.5 trillion in assets and employing over 5 million people have addressed the European Union’s institutions today. Addressed to the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the