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High quality disclosures vital for investors ahead of 2021 interim reporting season

Ahead of the 2021 interim reporting season, a review by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has highlighted examples of good practice in company’s interim reporting and areas where further improvements are required. The FRC reviewed the reports of 20 quoted companies across a range of industries to assess the quality of interim reporting. Timely and reliable interim

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GLIO and GRESB team up to launch the world’s first specialist ESG-filtered listed infrastructure index

The Global Listed Infrastructure Organisation (GLIO), the representative body for the listed infrastructure asset class, GRESB, the Environment, Social and Governance assessment and benchmark specialist, and Global Property Research (GPR) announced the launch of the GLIO/GRESB ESG Index.   The index boosts the specialist offering of the parent GLIO Index, whose principles are to capture

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Investor Pressure Boosted Climate Disclosures in 2020, Says CDP

More companies reported their impact on forests, climate change and water security after investors demanded they do so, according to the nonprofit. Companies are more than twice as likely to report climate risk data when investors actively pressure them to do so, according to a leading climate-disclosure platform. More than 1,000 companies were asked by investors to disclose their

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55 Leading International Asset Owners and Asset Managers Ask Companies to Use SASB Standards

The Investor Advisory Group (IAG) of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) yesterday issued an updated statement calling on companies to use SASB Standards in disclosures to investors. The IAG’s 55 members represent 12 countries and $41 trillion in assets under management (AUM). Among the updates made to the IAG Statement, when compared with the

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UK Impact Investing Institute publishes a vision for making impact & sustainability reporting easier and more accessible

More and more consumers, investors and policy makers are interested in the long-term sustainability of businesses. They want to see companies report transparently on the positive and negative impact of their business activities on the environment and society. But the lack of a global reporting standards, similar to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), make

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PRI and WBCSD join forces to drive corporate-investor action on sustainable development

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) – together representing asset owners, investment managers, service providers and businesses – have forged a new collaboration to create the enabling conditions for a sustainable financial system. In the landmark collaboration, the PRI and WBCSD will work to put sustainability

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Corporate sustainability reporting is growing up

Sustainability reporting is quickly going mainstream. While companies aren’t always required by regulators to report their greenhouse gas emissions, human rights records and wastewater management, investors are pushing them for this information at a faster clip. Part of the issue is that global investors are under pressure from governments and asset owners themselves to report their impact

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A cohesive and connected future for reporting in Europe

In 2014, the European Commission identified integrated reporting as ‘one step ahead’ of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive. Hundreds of businesses across Europe should be commended for taking this step in the intervening years, with many of Europe’s largest businesses successfully embedding integrated thinking and reporting into the way they do business. Driven by the desire

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How can sustainability reporting change the way companies work?

The case for sustainable business practice is arguably more important than ever in light of the global pandemic, but discussion on how to proceed continues to exercise minds. We asked five experts for their view. Veronica Poole Partner, Deloitte, Global IFRS Leader, and Head of Accounting and Corporate Reporting We have reached a tipping point.

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Meet Investors Halfway With Better ESG Reporting

With the UN pushing to cut greenhouse emissions by 7.6 percent every year between now and 2030, the time to act on climate is now. As sustainability and impact investing become mainstream, companies are facing more pressure from all sides — investors, employees, consumers and media — to up their game. Investors are taking a stand on