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Singapore launches guide on maritime sustainability report

Singapore launched here Monday its first Maritime Sustainability Reporting Guide to support local companies’ sustainability development practices. The guide was jointly launched by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX), Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS), Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), and sustainability consultants from Ernst & Young LLP, KPMG

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How companies can report on UN sustainable development goals progress: GRI

Adopted in 2015, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a shared plan for all countries – developed and developing – to end poverty, spur economic growth and protect our planet’s environment. The SDGs represent the first time that the private sector was included as a partner with a key role in reaching the goals. Yet when

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Investors want more standardized sustainability disclosures

According to this recent study from consulting firm McKinsey, investors want to see a different kind of sustainability reporting. The authors observe that, in light of mounting evidence “that the financial performance of companies corresponds to how well they contend with environmental, social, governance (ESG), and other non-financial matters, more investors are seeking to determine whether executives

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Lost in translation: why global CSR reporting may not be as global as we think

King’s Business School’s Dr Gabriela Gutierrez-Huerter O studied one multinational company to find out how faithfully sustainability policies set by head office are followed in its operations around the world I started my journey as a researcher in 2012 when, according to a 2011 KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility, 95% of the largest companies in

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CSA publishes guidance for public companies on reporting climate risks

The Canadian Securities Administrators is releasing guidance for public companies on reporting the material risks that climate change poses to their businesses. The guidance aims to help public companies meet regulatory requirements and “inform investors about the sustainability of their business model and to provide insights into how they are mitigating and adapting to these risks,” the

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

AccountAbility has released the Korean 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 second

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AccountAbility invites collaboration to translate the AA1000AP (2018) regionally

AccountAbility is seeking potential partners to contribute expertise and sponsor development of local language versions of the latest AA1000 Accountability Principles (AA1000AP, 2018) – its latest sustainability management framework and guidance document. 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

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Abu Dhabi’s stock exchange sets out new disclosure guidelines

Listed companies will release reports on environmental, social and governance by the end of 2019 Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has issued new guidelines for listed companies on environmental, social and governance disclosure, as part of its strategy to promote sustainability in the financial markets. The set of 31 key performance indicators is in line

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Reporting drives corporate change to achieve SDGs

Can private sector participation in the SDGs unlock more sustainable business practices? ​An ambitious project has been launched to explore how the private sector can actively contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and what the role of reporting and partnerships is to support this process. GRI, the sustainability reporting standard setter, has joined

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Update to Japanese translations of GRI Standards

Updates to two versions of the GRI Standards – ‘GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018’ and ‘GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018’ – have been translated into Japanese. They are now available to any Japanese-speaking organization using the Standards. All of the Japanese translations of the Standards can be downloaded free of charge on the