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The 7 rules of sustainability reporting for miners

It’s fair to say mining companies have a tough job on their hands at the moment as they seek to build trust with their stakeholders. Investor confidence in the sector has ebbed following the Brumadinho disaster. Demands from host governments and communities for operators to demonstrate shared value are growing, and there is a rising

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PSE wants listed companies to submit sustainability reports

THE Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) wants listed companies to submit sustainability reports as part of disclosure requirements. “We have to have a simplified implementation of the circular of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on sustainability reporting. It’s still optional. So we want to encourage more companies to make it part of the disclosure

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Accountancy Europe calls for revisions to the Non-financial Reporting Directive

Accountancy Europe has called for revisions to the Non-financial Reporting Directive (NFRD), addressing the economy’s need to ‘undergo an urgent and radical transformation to achieve climate-neutrality and sustainability’. The organisation noted that while companies are increasingly reporting on ESG matters, the ‘relevance, quality and comparability of the reported information needs to improve’. As a first

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Japanese TCFD Implementation Guide launches at inaugural summit

The Japanese version of the TCFD Implementation Guide, which launched at the TCFD Summit this October, provides localised guidance for climate-related financial disclosure. This October marks the inaugural global TCFD Summit. Held in Tokyo and endorsed by the government of Japan, the event saw over 300 attendees, including policymakers, financial institutions and businesses with the aim

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The Top Ten Trends in CSR Reporting in 2019

CSR reporting reached an all-time high this year with 86 percent of companies in the S&P 500 publishing reports.. It’s no surprise that with reporting becoming more mainstream, companies are increasingly looking for ways to break through the noise and standout. Here are the top ten trends we’re seeing this reporting season:   Expanding beyond

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GRI, IRF and SASB: Updated guidance on reporting frameworks

For those tasked with communicating their organization’s sustainability information, these are challenging times. What to communicate and to whom, and which tools to use, always have been pain points. Add to that the recent increases in the types and volume of data; the number of reporting frameworks, standards and recommendations to handle it; and the

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RMI and GRI Launch Responsible Mineral Reporting Toolkit

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have launched a toolkit to advance reporting on sourcing minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas. The resource helps companies report on their commitments, due diligence processes and actions related to social impacts in the supply chain. It

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LuxSE publishes guide to ESG reporting

In line with its stated objective to promote transparent capital markets, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) has published a set of comprehensive guidelines for reporting on Environmental, Social and Governance aspects (ESG). Reflecting the unique diversity in its capital market ecosystem, LuxSE’s ESG Guidelines address the specific scope and needs of its three main stakeholders:

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Reporting matters 2019: regulators and standard setters urged to simplify and align the corporate reporting landscape

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) calls on regulators and standard setters to simplify and align the corporate reporting landscape in the seventh edition of Reporting matters – WBCSD’s annual review of member companies’ sustainability and integrated reports in partnership with Radley Yeldar (RY). Spanning 159 leading companies from 19 supersectors and 34 countries, this year’s

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Sustainability assurance’s link to reporting quality

The number of companies across the world who issue some form of sustainability report continues to increase. However, even as organizations place more emphasis on improving reporting quality related to the environmental and social impact of their business activities, little is known about whether assurance for these reports improves the quality, and whether accounting firm