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Gartner Says CFOs Must Embed Corporate Sustainability in Their Firms’ Investment Proposition

CFOs who improve their organization’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting to investors will enjoy improved access to capital, stock performance, and customer loyalty, according to Gartner, Inc. “Approximately one in 10 investors find the ESG information they are looking for in corporate disclosures,” said Stephen Adams, director in the Gartner Finance practice. “There is

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Fund managers can leverage esg related data to generate insights

Аlmost two centuries ago, gold prospectors in California set off one of the greatest rushes for wealth in history. Proponents of socially conscious investing claim fund managers will start a similar stampede when they discover that environmental, social and governance (ESG) insights can yield treasure in the form of alternative data that promise big payoffs —

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Corporate natural capital accounting – understanding challenges and pursuing standardization opportunities

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), in collaboration with Valuing Nature, launches the Corporate natural capital accounting — from building blocks to a path for standardization report, as a contribution to the EU Life funded Transparent project. To realize the ambition of a sustainable financial system and economy that allows for 9+ billion people living well,

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Data on demand: 9 ESG trends from GreenFin 21

In 2021, our world is driven by data. As the push for ESG measurement and disclosure grows, this truism is extending into the space as never before. From radical innovations in tech to systems change and social impact, several key ideas are emerging to make sense of collecting, managing and reporting ESG data. Below are

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New Practices of ESG Reporting in Digital Era

ESG reporting is a fundamental component of the entire ESG value chain. As an important communication channel with stakeholders including shareholders and investors, it serves as one of the major sources of ESG data and functions. With the growing demand for quality ESG data, tightened regulations towards ESG reporting have been applied in many Stock

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European Sustainability Reporting Standards Within 18 Months

EFRAG to work with existing standards-setters to develop collaborative framework. With European corporates subject to new disclosure rules from January 2024, it’s a race against the clock to develop European Sustainability Reporting Standards for use by the end of 2022, according to Patrick de Cambourg, Chair of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group’s (EFRAG) Lab

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Transparency offers the pathway to a more sustainable Earth

Interview with GRI’s Chief of Standards and Chief Development Officer Earth Day is an opportunity to put the spotlight on the pressing needs of our planet, in the face of ever growing impacts by humanity, and galvanize action to change practices and behavior. The corporate contribution to these impacts — by businesses and other organizations around

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New ESG and Gender Diversity Requirements for Listed Companies and IPO Applicants Proposed by Hong Kong Stock Exchange

On 16 April 2021, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK) issued a consultation paper (the «Consultation») seeking public comment on proposed amendments to the SEHK’s Corporate Governance Code and Listing Rules intended to promote good corporate governance practices among listed companies and IPO applicants. Amidst the global surge in interest around environmental, social and governance

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GRI backs mandatory EU reporting on sustainability impacts

New corporate sustainability legislation would expand disclosure GRI has welcomed that the European Commission is maintaining its ambition to achieve progress in corporate transparency on sustainability impacts, following publication of the proposed new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). The CSRD would have a significantly extended scope than the current Non-Financial Reporting Directive, applying to all large or

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European Commission adopts proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

On 22 April, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), which would amend the existing reporting requirements of the NFRD. This will extend sustainability reporting requirements to all large & listed companies. About 50.000 companies (compared to 11.000 today) would have to report on sustainability pursuant to the CSRD.