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Reporting smarter, not harder: embracing digital

Guest contributor Jonny McCaig, Global Reporting Director at Unilever shares why its time to embrace a more dynamic version of reporting. As we put the finishing touches to our latest Sustainable Living Report (released in early April), it’s a good time to reflect on the bigger picture – the current and possible future state of

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SEC official cautions on new ESG disclosure rules

Prefers to let market determine reporting on evolving risks US companies appear unlikely to face additional ESG-related reporting requirements in the near future, despite calls from major investors for new rules. William Hinman, director of the SEC’s division of corporation finance, recently expressed caution about mandating specific disclosures in the ESG field, expressing a preference

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CSE and GRI to host a forum on Sustainability Reporting for Sustainable Development

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) will be hosting a forum on providing guidance to listed companies on ESG disclosures. The theme of the Forum is ‘Sustainability Reporting for Sustainable Development’. This high-level engagement will be exclusive to companies listed on the CSE and will be held on 28th March 2019,

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NSE, GRI host sustainability reporting workshop

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (“the Exchange” or “NSE”) in partnership with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), held a half-day workshop on sustainability reporting where the NSE Sustainability Disclosure Guidelines was unveiled, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the Exchange House in Lagos. The workshop brought together C-level executives, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability experts, non-governmental

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GRI: 303 and GRI: 403 (2018) now available in Spanish

We are delighted that we can now offer the latest GRI Standards also in Spanish. Organizations who report in Spanish can download GRI 303: Agua y efluentes 2018 and GRI 403: Salud y seguridad en el trabajo 2018 on our website here.​ Those who are reporting on the topics of GRI 303 or GRI 403 for

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Moody’s: EU disclosure rules could benefit asset manager ESG leaders

Asset managers that have already established sustainable investment products and reporting could benefit from new EU disclosure rules, according to Moody’s. Earlier this month the European Parliament and EU member states agreed on one of the main pillars of the European Commission’s sustainable finance action plan, the so-called disclosure regulation for institutional investors. Moody’s said asset managers

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Sustainability Reporting – 20 Years on and More Relevant Than Ever

As Global Reporting Initiative marks two decades since launching its first draft sustainability reporting guidelines, the organization has highlighted the significance of a growing demand for environmental, social and governance (ESG) data. Twenty years ago, only a handful of businesses disclosed their environmental performance. Today, 93% of the world’s largest companies by revenue report information

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The EY Research shows that environmental, social and governance (ESG) information and nonfinancial reporting play important role in investors’ decision-making

EY Global Climate Change and Sustainability Services team has issued the 4th research into investors’ attitudes towards environmental, social and governance (ESG) information and nonfinancial reporting and its role in their decision-making. This year’s study reveals a notable consensus on the importance of ESG or nonfinancial information in investor decision-making. 97% of the 220 institutional

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Corporate Reporting Dialogue announces market consultation on building better alignment

Participants of the Corporate Reporting Dialogue – an initiative bringing together the major standard setters and framework providers globally – are launching a six-week global consultation process on Wednesday 20 March 2019, to gather views from stakeholders on how to drive better alignment of sustainability reporting frameworks, as well as with frameworks that promote integration

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UN Global Compact and B Lab to develop online platform for companies to manage their progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Global Compact together with B Lab will develop a new online platform for companies around the world to manage their progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The publicly available tool — to be launched in 2020 — will allow business to assess, compare and improve their performance against the Global Goals.