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Deutsche Boerse

Integrated Reporting Reaches Milestone, But US Unimpressed

The integrated reporting movement is picking up steam, with the Deutsche Börse Group announcing that it has become the first stock exchange – and the 100th business overall – to join a pilot program run by the International Integrated Reporting Council. The Deutsche Börse Group has about 765 listed companies with a … Read more »

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Investment Firms Call for More Carbon Accounting

Institutional investors should start measuring, disclosing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with their investments and portfolios to reduce policy, regulatory and financial risks associated with these emissions, according to a briefing developed by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and a group of investors including Allianz, … Read more »

Non-Financial Reporting Falls Short, Investors Say

Non-Financial Reporting Falls Short, Investors Say

Corporate non-financial reporting by European companies is not transparent or adequate enough for investors, according to a survey conducted by the European Sustainable Investment Forum and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. The survey, which was completed by 94 analysts and investors from large mainstream to small specialist funds located … Read more »

Sustainability ‘at a Tipping Point’ in Canada

Sustainability ‘at a Tipping Point’ in Canada

Canadian businesses and policymakers are reaching a decisive point in their relationship with the green economy and the accountancy profession will play critical role in ensuring the outcome won’t harm the country’s future generations or the natural resources on which it depends, according to a report from the Association of … Read more »

Ecosystem Services: Flying or Crawling in 2013?

The next phase of ecosystem services will affect companies’ decision making and public policy — but how that plays out remains to be seen, according to a BSR blog. Last January, companies seeking financing from the World Bank and other Equator Principles signatories became subject to due diligence processes that … Read more »

Accountants ‘Ignoring Natural Capital Risks’

Accountants ‘Ignoring Natural Capital Risks’

Nearly half of accountants identify natural capital – the stock of capital derived from natural resources such as biological diversity, ecosystems and the services they provide – as a material issue for their businesses, but the majority are reporting little or no information on the issue, according to research by … Read more »