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An analysis of sustainability and integrated reporting in Norway

In 2019, for the second year running, Deloitte Norway studied the annual and sustainability reports of the 50 largest companies headquartered in the country, analysing their maturity in terms of integrated reporting and sustainability reporting. Norwegian companies generally recognise that a focus on sustainability and social responsibility provide a competitive advantage, and that access to information related

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Creating a sustainability standard for agriculture and fishing

Call for experts to join GRI Sector Standard working group​ The world’s leading sustainability reporting standards setter is developing a new standard to help agriculture and fishing organizations improve how they disclose and manage their impacts.  The Global Sustainability Standard’s Board (GSSB), the independent body that sets the GRI Standards, launched the Sector Program in

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Truvalue Labs’ Research on Dynamic Materiality™ Sheds New Light on Financial Implications of ESG

Truvalue LabsTM, the leading provider of AI-driven environmental, social and governance (ESG) data, introduced the patent-pending concept of Dynamic Materiality, indicating that every company, industry and sector has a unique materiality signature that evolves over time based on factors like emerging technologies and new regulations. Truvalue Labs’ research, based on its real-time analysis of sustainability

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Nasdaq Unveils New Platform to Simplify ESG Reporting

At Davos, Nasdaq announced the launch of a new ESG Reporting Platform, which aims to simplify the corporate sustainability and ESG reporting process for public companies. “We’re announcing today that we’re launching a service that allows [companies] to input the information once and we will then spread it out to all of the standard-setters and metric-makers simultaneously

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Helsinki Stock Exchange tops sustainability disclosure ranking while most flatlined

The world’s largest companies are under-reporting sustainability policies and performance, hampering investors’ access to data that will allow them to play a full role in the transition to a low-carbon economy, according to a new stock exchange report released by Corporate Knights and Aviva. While Nasdaq Helsinki topped the sustainability disclosure performance ranking for the

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Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism: World’s Largest Companies Support Developing Core Set of Universal ESG Disclosures

On Tuesday, the chief executive officers of many of the world’s largest companies expressed support for aligning on a core set of metrics and disclosures in their annual reports on the non-financial aspects of business performance such as greenhouse gas emissions and strategies, diversity, employee health and well-being and other factors that are generally framed

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Entering a Decade of Action: Making the SDGs a matter of priority

As we enter 2020 the clock is ticking louder than ever before when it comes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While progress has been made since the SDGs were launched in 2015, we are not advancing at the speed or scale required. In recognition of this, the United Nations has called for 2020 to

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New integrated thinking model underpins leaders’ vision for a more sustainable world

As the World Economic Forum convenes around ‘stakeholders for a cohesive and sustainable world’, the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) today [Tuesday 21 January 2020] presents a new model for integrated thinking that encourages long term, sustainable decision-making, enabling businesses to play their roles as stakeholders of a sustainable world. The report, ‘Integrated Thinking & Strategy: State of

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UN Sustainable Development Goals Disclosure Recommendations

A report published today offers a new approach for businesses on how to improve their corporate reporting on some of the biggest global challenges such as poverty, inequality and climate change. The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) sit at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and provide the blueprint for a more sustainable

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How the GRI’s new standard for transparency in reporting tax can help raise money for SDGs

With the IMF estimating that companies avoid paying $600bn in tax each year, a global standard on tax transparency is long overdue, argues Tim Mohin of the Global Reporting Initiative The media attention in recent years on tax-related scandals, highlighted by the Panama Papers, has heightened concerns around the tax practices of companies, in particular