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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.

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Standards Setters and Framework Providers to Support Better Reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals

​Major international corporate reporting standard setters and framework providers have released a position paper supporting the development of better reporting guidelines for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ​ Participants of the ‘Corporate Reporting Dialogue’ – an initiative convened by the International Integrated Reporting Council bringing together the major standard setters and framework providers internationally — advocate

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Revised Australian Corporate Governance Code encourages adoption of integrated reporting

The International Integrated Reporting Council welcomes the publication of the revised Australian Corporate Governance Code, which references the role integrated reporting can play in providing investors with a broader range of information to inform their investment decisions. Integrated reporting also forms a part of Recommendation 7.4 of the code, which looks at disclosure on environmental and

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GRI and the UN Global Compact announce continued collaboration to advance business reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals

Companies to implement a new set of tools and guidance to integrate the SDGs into corporate reporting GRI and the United Nations Global Compact have announced their continued partnership to develop best practices for corporate reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), empowering businesses to prioritize SDG targets and measure and report on progress. The Action