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Driving standardization of ESG reporting: WFE Guidance and Metrics mapped to the GRI Standards

The World Federation of Exchanges has recently published a revised sustainability reporting guidance for their member exchanges. ​ The WFE ESG Guidance and Metrics is fully aligned with the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards, and the guidelines have now been mapped against the standards in an easy-to-use linkage document.  This is good news for the thousands of companies already

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Eight ideas on reporting against the SDGs

In a recent online webinar, four panellists led the discussion on how companies can best report against the Social Development Goals. Here are eight morsels to offer food for thought The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have created a universal framework for the private and public sector along with civil society to work towards a common

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FLASH REPORT: 85% of S&P 500 Index® Companies Publish Sustainability Reports in 2017

The Governance & Accountability (G&A) Institute research team has found that eighty-five percent (85%) of the companies in the S&P 500 Index® published sustainability or corporate responsibility reports in 2017. This endeavor marks G&A Institute’s seventh annual monitoring and analysis of sustainability reporting in the S&P 500 Index®, one of the most widely-recognized barometers of the US economy and conditions

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Sustainability reporting in Singapore…ready or not, it is here!

This year Singaporean listed companies are expected to publish a sustainability report, under Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) Sustainability Reporting Guide. For many it will be a first and I can’t help but wonder if everyone is ready. A year and a half ago I wrote a short blog for companies getting started on their reporting journey. It offered

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How to Address Gender Equality Through Reporting?

The United Nations Sustainbale Development Goal number 5 aims to eradicate gender inequality by 2030. If the world is to achieve this, it is essential to eliminate the root causes of discrimination that can impede the advancement of women. Companies, whether large or small, are key actors in the struggle for gender equality. In their

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New Report Helps Business Navigate Global Sustainability Reporting Trends

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) released a new report that maps global and regional Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting trends. The report shows that in the past 25 years, environmental topics have been the most prevalent reporting requirements across 60 countries, while governance topics have been

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French translation of the GRI Standards now available

More than 260 French-speaking organizations use the GRI framework to produce sustainability reports that clearly show their economic, social and environmental impacts. And with the change from G4 Guidelines to GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards), these organizations can work with a new clear, modular model to help them improve on their reporting. ​Companies whose

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GRI Standards now available in Simplified Chinese

Hundreds of GRI reporters are now working in Chinese-speaking regions, and their numbers continue to grow. To support their work, GRI is launching its Simplified Chinese Translation of the GRI Standards, in time for the next reporting cycle.​​ Sustainability reporting has been a growing trend in China for at least a decade. The business case

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A Practitioner’s View of Sustainability Reporting: Challenges and Solutions

Sustainability reporting practitioners possess excellent insights into the challenges faced when writing sustainability reports and other sustainability disclosures. They navigate the complex mix of reporting standards, meet the needs of a diverse range of report users, tell the company’s sustainability story, and use the power of reporting to help improve company performance. Along the way,

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Tim Mohin: ‘The world doesn’t need more CSR reports’

The new GRI chief talks to Ethical Corporation’s editor Terry Slavin about how to make sustainability reporting more relevant for investors and CEOs When Tim Mohin, the new head of the Global Reporting Initiative, spoke at Ethical Corporation’s sustainability reporting summit last year, he opened with a reference to his fellow panellists: Richard Howitt, CEO