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BNP Paribas Asset Management and CDP partner to accelerate the development of biodiversity reporting metrics

BNP Paribas Asset Management (‘BNPP AM’) and CDP yesterday announce a partnership to explore and support the development of common biodiversity corporate reporting metrics.  With BNPP AM’s backing, CDP will start to develop a common, globally relevant corporate biodiversity reporting framework that accelerates action on nature within the private sector. CDP, which runs a global

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Strengthening environmental and climate protection in corporate reporting obligations

Analysis of mandatory corporate sustainability reports shows deficits Certain large enterprises in the European Union are required to publicly disclose sustainability information. In this way, especially financial market participants shall obtain a more comprehensive picture of the sustainability risks enterprises are exposed to and of the impacts they have on environment and society. A recent

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Companies commit to SDGs collaboration

Businesses sign up to GRI forum on reporting for the SDGs A new GRI program to enhance corporate reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by making it more relevant to stakeholders has commenced, bringing together senior representatives from multiple international companies.  The Business Leadership Forum on Corporate Reporting as a Driver for Achieving the SDGs will help companies use transparency to increase their contributions to national and

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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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Patchy corporate climate disclosure prompts G20 watchdog to act

G20 companies will face common disclosure requirements on climate change risks under plans by the Financial Stability Board, which coordinates financial rules for the group. In the latest sign of how policymakers want faster action to replace the patchy progress seen so far, the FSB said on Tuesday that said it will set out in

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Embracing a new operating reality for corporate reporting

In the face of COVID-19, finance leaders find themselves having to strike a difficult balance in delivering corporate reporting. On one hand, they must respond to the pandemic with resilience and transparency; on the other hand, they must also generate long-term, sustainable value for stakeholders that focuses not only on financial outcomes but also on

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Corporate reporting reviews: a new approach for the FRC

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has, for the first time, published summaries of its corporate reporting reviews. The regulator conducts over 200 corporate reporting reviews to assess whether company reports and accounts comply with relevant reporting requirements. The increased transparency is aligned with the recommendation in the Kingman review that reviews should be made

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Help for companies on circular economy progress

Enhanced corporate reporting using the GRI Standards and Circulytics Organizations can now link the world’s leading sustainability reporting standards with an innovative tool for measuring their progress towards the circular economy. GRI 306: Waste 2020 is the first globally applicable reporting standard for companies to provide a complete picture of waste impacts along their value chain. Circulytics from

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Over three quarters of world’s largest companies do not report risks from biodiversity loss: KPMG survey

Businesses worldwide have a critical role to play in addressing the inherent, existential risks of biodiversity loss. Yet, less than one-quarter (23 percent) of companies worldwide at risk from the loss of biodiversity are currently disclosing that risk in their corporate reporting, according to The Time has Come, KPMG International’s Survey of Sustainability Reporting 2020. With

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IIRC and SASB announce intent to merge in major step towards simplifying the corporate reporting system

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) yesterday announced their intention to merge into a unified organization, the Value Reporting Foundation, providing investors and corporates with a comprehensive corporate reporting framework across the full range of enterprise value drivers and standards to drive global sustainability performance. In an era