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DFIN Survey Reveals Gaps in Implementation and Reporting of Environmental, Social and Governance Issues

Despite environmental, social and governance issues rising to the forefront of Fortune 500 companies’ corporate strategies due to growing interest from institutional investors, gaps still exist within the implementation and reporting of these ESG initiatives, according to new data released by Donnelley Financial Solutions (NYSE: DFIN), a leading global risk and compliance company. In recent

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Crucial contribution of business to Paris Agreement

Private sector role in achieving progress towards UN climate change goals Policy makers and businesses need to work closer together to ramp up private sector engagement in the climate change commitments made under the Paris Agreement. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) set out the efforts by individual countries to cut emissions and adapt to the impacts

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What The World Can Learn From The Japanese Experience In Integrated Reporting

According to a recent report by the KPMG Integrated Reporting Center of Excellence, in 2018 there were 414 self-declared integrated reports by Japanese companies. This is up from 24 in 2010, a compound annual growth rate of 43 percent. For the most part, these are large companies. Of the 2,218 companies in the First Section of the

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Crafting and Reporting Decision-Useful ESG Communications

As ESG initiatives and decision-useful reporting continue to gain importance, many C-suite and boards of directors are truly starting to pay attention. Every issuer is on its own ESG journey, regardless of whether the firm is disclosing ESG and sustainability reports today. As ESG initiatives and decision-useful reporting continue to gain importance, many C-suite and

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UK expects all listed companies and large asset owners to disclose in line with TCFD by 2022

Ambitious goals are underpinned by collaboration with the private sector and initiatives to support implementation. The UK has launched its first Green Finance Strategy, outlining a wide range of actions to support financial system that supports and reaps the opportunities of a low-carbon and environmentally sustainable economy. As part of its strategy, the UK will take

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Guidance on improving the quality of ESG information for decision-making

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and FSR — Danish Auditors have published a first-of-its-kind guidance on how companies can improve the quality of, and confidence in, their environment, social and governance (ESG) information by considering the basic building blocks of internal controls.  It’s important for companies to pursue investment grade ESG data

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Increase in E&S Disclosure from 2018 to 2019 in SEC Filings

In light of the increased spotlight on environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) disclosures, White & Case’s Public Company Advisory Group conducted a survey of environmental and social (“E&S”) disclosures in the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings of the top 50 companies by revenue in the Fortune 100. Our survey focused on 15 categories of common

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‘Single all-encompassing framework’ needed for sustainability reporting

Research by the Better Alignment Project highlights confusion over differing sustainability reporting frameworks and the language and taxonomy they use. When it comes to sustainability reporting, corporate accounting departments are confronted with a plethora of choices; a huge number of systems that could be used to report a company’s environmental, social and governance credentials. This

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Consultation findings on better alignment announced

Participants of the Corporate Reporting Dialogue – an initiative bringing together the major standard setters and framework providers globally – announced the findings of their global market consultation on building better alignment via a webinar this week. Through an online survey and a series of global roundtables held in 11 countries – Australia, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy,

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How CDSB approaches aligning climate disclosure

Michael Zimonyi, policy & external affairs manager at the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), explains how the organization helps issuers identify the right ESG reporting standards Can you describe CDSB and its role in ESG reporting?CDSB is an international consortium of business and environmental NGOs committed to aligning the disclosure of environmental information in mainstream