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Mandatory Sustainability Reporting: What Countries Have It And Should Other Join?

A sustainability report is the one where a company or an organization discloses its social, environmental, and governance performance. Just for the matter of clarity, sustainability reporting can be considered synonymous with other terms united by the idea of reporting non-financial performance metrics such as triple bottom line reporting, ESG reporting, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting, or form part of

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CSR Reporting Under EU Law Is Highest for Gender and Lowest for Human Rights Matters, Study Reveals

Digital circular economy pioneer iPoint is excited to announce the release of a new baseline study which evaluates corporate compliance with the new EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD). Funded by iPoint and prepared by Development International (DI), a not-for-profit organization specialized in evaluations, the study systematically assesses the degree of non-financial transparency and ESG (environmental, social, and governance)

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Accounting for climate risk is now the auditor’s business

As the June reporting season looms, auditors have received further guidance on reporting climate change risk. Auditors have been put on notice that they need to consider their clients’ climate-related risks and, if material, determine whether those risks are adequately disclosed in the financial statements. A joint bulletin issued by the Australian Accounting Standards Board

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Why the UN Global Compact is a CSR commitment that works

Julia Moshkin of EcoVadis points to research showing that companies that have signed up to the initiative’s 10 principles perform significantly better on driving responsibility in their supply chains Since the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) released its 10 principles more than 15 years ago, nearly 12,000 companies worldwide have committed to adopting the sustainable and

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Non-financial reporting is the future of audit

Tidal waves of global growth, our heavy dependence on fossil fuels, and our constant need for innovation have led us to a world of inconsistencies and widening gaps between underdeveloped and developed countries. Our world is fracturing, and the fractures are growing bigger and bigger. In a report released in 2018 by Oxfam, 82% of the wealth

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New guidance for companies to report their impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

A “Practical Guide” to enable companies to better measure and report on their impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was released today by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the United Nations Global Compact.​ The new publication, Integrating the SDGs into Corporate Reporting: A Practical Guide, helps companies of all sizes to prioritize SDG

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GRI Standards update: Leading reporting practice in occupational health and safety management, and water stewardship

Continued degradation of environmental resources and failing to provide safe and healthy working environments globally have put water and OHS high on the global agenda, and are relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Credible and actionable information about organizations’ impact on society and the environment is more important now than it has ever been,