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Why integrated reporting suits our investment philosophy

Dr Roland Rott, Head of ESG at La Française Asset Management, shares his insights into why La Française has signed the IIRC’s investor statement signalling its support for integrated reporting We are delighted to sign the Investor Statement of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) in support for integrated reporting. By doing so we want

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CSE Research Links Financial and Corporate Sustainability (ESG) Performance

CSE’s 3rd annual report finds AI and Blockchain growing nearly as quickly as UN SDGs in Sustainability Reporting The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) announces its third annual report on Sustainability (ESG) Reporting Trends: North America 2018. This research provides a useful and convenient representation of the current state of Sustainability Reporting. It focuses on

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AccountAbility collaborates with leading global companies on the AA1000 Principles pilot

AccountAbility announced their collaboration, with a select group of premier global companies, on an exciting new pilot project following the release of the AA1000 Accountability Principles (AA1000AP, 2018). The purpose of the newly released AA1000AP (2018) is to provide organisations with an established set of internationally accepted guiding principles to structure and manage the way

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New GRI draft Standard on Tax and Payments to Governments now open for public comment

​ ​Public information on tax and payments to governments by companies is often difficult to find and understand. But there has been a growing call for tax transparency around the world. Stakeholders including investors, governments, civil society organizations, media, and the public, are asking for more corporate reporting on tax. To respond to this call

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New Research: SDG Targets & GRI Indicators Materiality in ESG/Sustainability Reporting Released by G&A Institute

Governance & Accountability Institute today announces the release of its year-long, comprehensive «Sector Study on Sustainability Materiality of the SDG Targets & GRI Indicators.»  This research project was designed to examine sector trends in the ESG materiality decisions of 1,387 GRI reporters across 40 sectors on each of the 91 GRI G4 Specific Standard Disclosure

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How to Implement the TCFD Recommendations

For sustainability practitioners, the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) remove a pain point by establishing a single vocabulary of climate risks and opportunities and harmonizing the landscape of climate reporting. The recommendations are gaining steam: The September 2018 TCFD status report showed they now have support from 513 organizations (including 457 companies). However, it

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Less than half of Europe’s biggest companies tracking impact of climate change in annual reports

Company management reports found lacking key environmental and climate information, with French and UK companies most in line with EU regulation. Only 44% of the largest European companies explain in their management reports how their business models are affected by climate change or environmental challenges, a new review of company reporting under the EU’s flagship

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GRI Standards Available in Arabic

By launching an Arabic translation of the GRI Standards, GRI aims to make sustainability reporting more accessible to companies who report in Arabic. GRI also hope to see an acceleration of disclosing sustainability information among companies in the region.​ GRI wants to thank their sponsors Zamzam Society for Charitable and Voluntary Health Services, and Saad

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Sustainability reporting: 4 things companies get wrong

Southeast Asia is witnessing a rapid increase in sustainability reporting with 500 per cent growth in the number of companies producing reports over the last six years, according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a standards organisation that helps companies report their impacts. The region is the biggest and fastest growing market for GRI, but

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SASB Codifies First-Ever Industry-Specific Sustainability Accounting Standards

Today in a ceremony at the London Stock Exchange, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) announced they have published the world’s first set of industry-specific sustainability accounting standards covering financially material issues.  Publishing the standards ushers in a new era for global capital markets in which businesses can better identify and communicate significant opportunities for