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Five ways to engage the private sector in the SDGs

​Greater corporate input needed to reach the Sustainable Development Goals​ With the clock ticking on the deadline to complete the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), governments need to up the pace of progress – and do more to harness participation from both the public and private sectors. GRI has set out recommendations to help policymakers work

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UN Sustainable Development Goals – better assessment to deliver the decade of action, says ACCA

The 2020s have been called ‘the decade of action’ for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if they are to be achieved by the deadline of 2030. ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) highlights in a new report Auditing the SDGs: Progress to 2030 the importance of measuring progress given the scale of the challenges

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Company Reporting of UN Sustainable Development Goals Fails to Align with Highest Levels of Exposure, According to S&P Global’s Trucost

Trucost, part of S&P Global released a research report titled “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – A Misunderstood Market Opportunity?” assessing the SDG impact of companies listed on the S&P 500®. The findings show that the SDGs reported by companies does not align with the goals that have the highest risk exposure to the organization. The analysis found

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Entering a Decade of Action: Making the SDGs a matter of priority

As we enter 2020 the clock is ticking louder than ever before when it comes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While progress has been made since the SDGs were launched in 2015, we are not advancing at the speed or scale required. In recognition of this, the United Nations has called for 2020 to

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UN Sustainable Development Goals Disclosure Recommendations

A report published today offers a new approach for businesses on how to improve their corporate reporting on some of the biggest global challenges such as poverty, inequality and climate change. The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) sit at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and provide the blueprint for a more sustainable

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Only 10 years to achieve Sustainable Development Goals but businesses remain on starting blocks for integration and progress

Analysis by PwC of over 1000 published reports from listed, private and public sector organisations, highlights that with only ten years to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is a great deal of work to be done if business is to contribute meaningfully to national efforts.  PwC’s annual assessment of public reporting on the

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The Importance of Disability in Non-Financial Reporting

The Guide “Disability in Sustainability Reporting” offers a practical solution to the challenges faced by companies interested in reporting their activities on disability. The tool, developed by Fundación ONCE and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), with the co-funding of the European Social Fund (ESF), will make it easier to identify what activities can have an impact on the rights of people with

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United Nations Global Compact Issues New Guidance for Companies to Leverage Technology and Innovation to Advance Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Global Compact issued new guidance for businesses to leverage the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to inspire their innovation processes and capture future market needs. Framework for Breakthrough Impact on the SDGs Through Innovation is a practical guide that helps companies identify new products, services and business models while also contributing to addressing global

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The Top Ten Trends in CSR Reporting in 2019

CSR reporting reached an all-time high this year with 86 percent of companies in the S&P 500 publishing reports.. It’s no surprise that with reporting becoming more mainstream, companies are increasingly looking for ways to break through the noise and standout. Here are the top ten trends we’re seeing this reporting season:   Expanding beyond

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How companies can report on UN sustainable development goals progress: GRI

Adopted in 2015, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a shared plan for all countries – developed and developing – to end poverty, spur economic growth and protect our planet’s environment. The SDGs represent the first time that the private sector was included as a partner with a key role in reaching the goals. Yet when