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Using reporting to drive integrated thinking

We recently hosted an introductory course in integrated thinking for our clients and a few colleagues. What we learned was quite inspiring – over the last eight years, the gap between “better practice disclosure” and corporate communication is closing fast. A business’ social licence to operate and its role in sustainable value creation are genuinely

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The Future of Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability reporting and environment, social, and governance (ESG) disclosures are on the rise around the globe—we’ve seen increased regulation in Asia, it has become expected practice in Europe, and investors in the U.S. are increasingly using this information to inform their decision-making. 2018 saw some of the first communications in line with the Task Force on

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European Commission is planning to update the Non-Binding Guidelines on Non-Financial Reporting

The Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance set up by the European Commission in July 2018 has published its first report on companies’ disclosure of climate-related information in January 2019.  ​ The adverse events associated with climate change cause damage to people and ecosystems, cost millions in damage, and disrupt business. And businesses have a large part in

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GRI promotes investor-business dialogue on ESG topics: new discussion paper available

GRI is presenting a new paper, A Closer Look at Water and GHG Emissions Disclosure, that looks into three areas of sustainability reporting:  Investor expectations, investor perception and reporting practice.  ​Climate change is one of, if not the most, pressing issues of our time. Action from the private sector, the largest source of global greenhouse gas

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New report looks at benefits of ‘Integrated Reporting in Turkey’

A new report, ‘Integrated Reporting in Turkey’,  carried out in cooperation with the Center for Finance Corporate Governance and Sustainability, ACCA and KPMG Turkey has been published. The report aims to reveal perspectives of the Turkish business world through the lens of integrated reporting, the current corporate reporting practices, and the future expectations and orientations of the

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CSR Europe fosters Investor Engagement & Non-Financial Disclosure

In 2018, under the Management and Transparency Learning Network, CSR Europe organised two working groups on non-financial reporting and investor engagement, promoting the integration of sustainability in management systems and reporting practices. Following direct engagement with members on current trends (Directive 2014/95/EU and EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan), CSR Europe launched the two working groups to guide companies towards more integrated and

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New ISO International Standard for human capital reporting

An organization is only as good as its people – which is why the workforce of a company is often one of its largest costs. But measuring the true return on that investment can be a tricky business. It just got a lot easier with the first International Standard for human capital reporting. It is well

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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