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No wasted opportunities: enabling full disclosure

Launch of sustainability standard to challenge the status quo on waste​ Organizations now have the means to disclose a complete picture of the waste impacts in their activities, products and services – following the launch of a new reporting standard by GRI, provider of the leading global sustainability standards. The GRI Waste Standard changes how

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FRC Updates Corporate Governance and Reporting Guidance to include Interim Reports

On 12 May 2020, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) published an updated version of its guidance for companies on corporate governance and reporting during the COVID-19 pandemic to include a new section on interim reports. The FRC’s guidance in the new section includes the following: Directors will need to exercise judgment about the nature and extent of

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Europe needs mandatory non-financial reporting to underpin COVID recovery

With a public consultation in progress for the Non-Financial Reporting (NFR) Directive, the EU Commission has an opportunity to lead the world in refocussing corporate efforts in a post-COVID-19 world, writes Carol Adams. Carol Adams is Professor of Accounting at Durham University Business School, immediate past Chair of the GRI Stakeholder Council, and author of

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New Reporting Framework Highlights Employee Health and Well-Being

The responsibilities of businesses to look after their workforce are under the spotlight due to the COVID-19 crisis. Companies are feeling intense pressure to show that employee health and safe workplaces are high priorities as they make plans to reopen for business. The new Culture of Health for Business Framework (COH4B) is a way for companies to transparently report

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CDP and CDSB team up to provide the building blocks for successful TCFD disclosure

 More than 1000 organisations have declared their support for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations. However, there is still confusion in the market regarding where companies can get the data from and how to properly report it. To provide this solution, CDP and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) have teamed up

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How to link the GRI Standards with the SDGs

Helping organizations show SDGs progress in their sustainability reporting​ An updated resource is now available to assist companies to report on progress in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the GRI Standards.The new document – Linking the SDGs and the GRI Standards – covers the 17 SDGs and maps them against the Standards and

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Sustainability Reporting and Early Lessons from COVID-19

Public scrutiny of how businesses are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing renewed attention to the importance of corporate transparency on sustainability issues. Effectively meeting these expectations starts with understanding two key dimensions of sustainability reporting: how companies are responding now and defining how companies should respond in the future. We have observed several trends

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Cement and concrete industry targets improved biodiversity performance

GCCA launches new sustainability guidelines and joins leading global business nature coalition The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has published new guidelines aimed at further improving the biodiversity performance of the industry’s quarries. The guidelines support the Association’s Sustainability Charter implementation and represent a collaborative effort by GCCA member companies to improve overall performance

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edie launches Sustainability Reporting and Communications Handbook to drive engagement during lockdown

edie has published a brand-new, free report detailing how sustainability professionals can relay the importance of sustainability to key stakeholders during the coronavirus pandemic; along with fresh insights to create, deliver and share a compelling sustainability report. The report is free to download for sustainability professionals. Published as part of edie’s ENGAGE Week of themed content, the Sustainability

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How to Uplevel Your Reporting for a Post-COVID-19 World

While it’s still too early to tell how significantly COVID-19 will alter our way of life, we’ve learned to challenge many of our preconceived notions about how to best do business — and solidifying your company’s place within this new order is critical. The true test is going to be whether we are capable of