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Pandemic sees business sustainability take centre stage

New podcast series uncovers the true facts in SDG reporting Despite the fact that the so-called ‘Decade of Action’ for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is currently in operation, we ask ourselves how can companies look beyond the processes and paperwork, to grasp in detail the ways their impacts and actions can assist or hinder

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Corporate reporting on the SDGs: what are the challenges and opportunities?

Since the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016, the role of the private sector in fulfilling the 2030 Agenda has been widely acknowledged, as set out under SDG 12. Yet to assess how companies are actually contributing towards these Global Goals, we need greater transparency on their impacts. Over the past four

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Enabling companies to report on the SDGs

Updated guidance on linking the Sustainable Development Goals with the GRI Standards It is now even easier for organizations to communicate their efforts to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by using the most widely adopted standards for sustainability reporting – the GRI Standards. An updated version of Linking the SDGs and the GRI Standards has

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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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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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Sustainable Development Goals at the core of sustainability reporting

Sustainability reporting is a way of making visible the work carried out by ministries, agencies and institutions to achieve positive and measurable societal benefits. The State Treasury instructs agencies and institutions to evaluate the effectiveness of their sustainability work from the perspective of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Assessing the direct and indirect

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WBCSD supports the development of landmark SDG report focused on US Agriculture

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action (USFRA) , together with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) published a new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Roadmap report to assess the opportunities for U.S. agriculture to continue driving a resilient and sustainable agricultural system while resiliently confronting new crises along the way. Established in 2015, the SDGs provide a

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What Is the Connection Between SASB and the SDGs?

It has never been more clear that success in business depends on a thriving society and vice versa. The work of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) is designed to illuminate and account for the important interconnections between the two. That’s why, in response to growing investor interest, SASB recently mapped SASB standards to the

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UN Secretary-General Releases 2020 SDG Progress Report

The yearly report of the UN Secretary-General on progress towards the 17 SDGs has been released ahead of the 2020 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The report draws on the latest available data on the indicators contained in the global SDG indicator framework as of April 2020. It also

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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