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Three GRI Standards come into effect for sustainability reports in 2021

New topic Standards on Tax, OHS and Water to be used for reporting Companies disclosing their impacts through the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards are to adhere to three new and updated standards, for reports they publish from this year onward. In 2018, two revised GRI Standards launched – for occupational health and

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Step towards stronger financial reporting to complement sustainability reporting

GRI responds to launch of prototype climate-related financial disclosure standard Five leading organisations in sustainability and integrated reporting have published proposals on enterprise value reporting, brought to life in a prototype climate-related financial disclosure standard. The development – from GRI, CDP, CDSB, IIRC and SASB – follows a joint statement of intent in September, outlining a vision for a comprehensive corporate reporting system. The

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CDSB calls for regulatory change following review of European corporate environmental disclosures

The third consecutive review of environmental and climate-related disclosures in Europe shows signs of improvement, but the information remains insufficient for investment decision-making. Latest report released by the Climate Disclosure Standards Board “The state of EU environmental disclosures in 2020» analysed the strength and weaknesses of disclosure among 50 largest companies in the European Union

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Sustainability Reporting is Becoming More Streamlined

More companies are buying into sustainability reporting, but one common complaint is that with all the various frameworks, deciding on which one to use — or for many companies, which ones — can be bewildering. Although sustainability leaders including the outgoing head of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Tim Mohin, have insisted that the «perception» of issuing sustainability reports is more

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Five Steps to Good Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability reporting is no longer optional—it’s a stakeholder expectation. Most business leaders understand this: 90 percent of S&P 500 companies now issue public sustainability reports. By reporting, they capture a number of external and internal benefits, which include meeting regulatory requirements, improving relationships with stakeholders, enhancing trustworthiness and reputation, clarifying a company’s performance on sustainability issues (which

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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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GRI Standards available in Portuguese

Organizations in Brazil, Portugal and eight other countries have improved access to the world’s most widely used standards for sustainability reporting, following publication of the GRI Standards in Portuguese. The Portuguese translation enables GRI to further expand its reach with organizations and stakeholders in Portuguese speaking countries. GRI currently has more than 6,000 registered users in Brazil

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65% of the Russell 1000® Index Published Sustainability Reports in 2019

Governance & Accountability Institute (G&A Institute), a leading consulting and research firm focused on ESG and sustainability, issued its 2020 Russell 1000 Research Report on sustainability reporting trends of the companies in the Russell 1000 Index®. G&A Institute’s research team found that: 65% of the companies included in the Russell 1000 published sustainability reports in

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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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Pushing the needle forward amidst disruption: new report showcases more robust sustainability reporting

Yesterday, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) highlights the importance of maintaining sustainability ambitions amidst unprecedented disruption in the eighth edition of Reporting matters – WBCSD’s annual review of its member companies’ sustainability and integrated reports in partnership with Radley Yeldar (RY). This year, Reporting matters presents a focus on the acute impacts of the COVID-19