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Study: Global Corporate Leaders Leave Investors Blind on ESG

The state of transparency in corporate sustainability reporting leaves big blind spots for investors. This is revealed by the Global ESG Monitor (GEM) – a study of ESG reports from the largest listed companies in Europe, the United States and Australia. “Corporate ESG reporting shows remarkable differences in quality within and between the regions surveyed.

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Leading Organizations in Public and Private Company Auditing Release New ESG Reporting and Attestation Roadmap

The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) and the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association) released a new roadmap to provide audit practitioners with a blueprint to support companies in achieving their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting goals. The CAQ and the Association are releasing the report at a watershed moment for public and private

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Global Business Leaders Support ESG Convergence by Committing to Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics

A growing coalition of 61 top business leaders across industries announced yesterday their commitment to the Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics, a set of environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics and disclosures released by the World Economic Forum and its International Business Council (IBC) in September 2020, that measure the long-term enterprise value creation for all stakeholders.

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Visma Sustynex: The world’s first cloud native platform for ESG Disclosure based on a GRI taxonomy

Visma Connect, the specialist in reporting technology , is proud to announce the launch of Visma Sustynex, the world’s first cloud native  platform for ESG Disclosure that uses a GRI taxonomy to deliver high data quality and accuracy. A lot of companies are doing great on sustainability, but not many can prove it with numbers

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Finance companies launch digital sustainability reporting tool for SMEs

finnCap Group, leading adviser and broker to ambitious growth companies, both public and private, is pleased to announce a partnership with leading sustainability fintech company World Wide Generation (WWG) in order to provide businesses with a new digital sustainability monitoring and measurement App, Company Tracker, to measure and improve their social, economic and environmental impact,

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US Government Accountability Office: ESG Disclosure Is Prevalent but Problematic

A new report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) substantiates what capital markets have been telling us at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) for years: Investors don’t need more information about the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) challenges companies face. Rather, they need better information. The GAO report is fact-based, drawing on extensive analysis of existing corporate disclosure and

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Upward trajectory for ESG disclosure requirements

Substantial increase in sustainability reporting regulations around the world​ A new report assessing the regulatory landscape for sustainability reporting has found that environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure has never been more pervasive globally – and is now firmly in the mainstream of disclosure on organizational performance. As the market implications of certain ESG topics

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The World Federation Of Exchanges releases sixth annual sustainability survey

The World Federation of Exchanges (“WFE”), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, published the results of its sixth annual Sustainability Survey. The WFE sustainability survey captures the nature and extent of member engagement with Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) issues in both developed and emerging markets. By carrying out this survey on an

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New publication: Comparing international sustainability reporting frameworks

The landscape for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, also referred to as “sustainability reporting” or “non-financial reporting”, has rapidly evolved in recent years. This evolution is occurring in response to demands from a wide range of stakeholders. The rapid development of an EU regulatory framework for sustainable finance is further driving the need for

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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