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The Drive for Disclosure: What Matters and What Doesn’t

It’s sustainability reporting season. CDP’s climate change questionnaire is due June 30. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices questionnaire deadline was at the end of last month. And then there’s a company’s own annual report for shareholders outlining sustainability and financial performance that must be completed. It’s enough to make sustainability … Read more »

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When It Comes to Sustainability Reporting, What Is Material?

It’s that time of year again. Time to gather emissions data and other environment-related metrics to prepare corporate sustainability reports and respond to CDP’s, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project’s, annual climate questionnaire. Luckily for companies, reporting organizations are increasingly streamlining their frameworks and standards. This makes it easier for businesses, which face … Read more »

RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016: Who Made the List?

RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016: Who Made the List?

The world’s most sustainable companies are located in Europe, according to RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016. The investment specialist today announced which companies made the annual list from each of the 59 industries analyzed. The Yearbook looks back at companies’ sustainability performance in 2015 and includes the best 15 percent per … Read more »

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5 Steps to Embed Sustainability into Business Models

While many companies claim to embed sustainability into their business models, very few actually do, says research from SustainAbility. Integrated sustainability is urgent because the business sector should consider environmental and social issues — resource scarcity and climate change, among them — in every business decision, according to SustainAbility. Plus, … Read more »

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How to Improve Carbon Reporting

As corporate sustainability reporting continues to evolve, new analyses highlight what companies are — and aren’t — reporting to stakeholders. Despite increasing pressure on companies to reduce their carbon footprints as governments across the world commit to combat climate change, four out of 10 (41 percent) of the largest US … Read more »

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What Will ‘Revolutionize’ Sustainability Reporting in 2016 and Beyond?

Major players in the corporate reporting field joined forces this week to help businesses navigate the complex sustainability reporting landscape. In a move that they say will “revolutionize” reporting, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) and Ecodesk created the Reporting Exchange, a … Read more »

Materiality Assessments in 4 Simple Steps

Materiality Assessments in 4 Simple Steps

Materiality plays a key role in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability programs. Materiality helps firms define and determine the business, social and environmental topics that matter most to its business and stakeholders, according to Intelex, an environmental, health and safety management software provider. Materiality is also something that 80 … Read more »

Water Risk Tool Focuses on Mining Sector

Water Risk Tool Focuses on Mining Sector

Water availability is increasingly recognized as a material risk for many businesses. To address this, Bloomberg and the Natural Capital Declaration have launched a tool that enables analysts to incorporate water risks into company valuations across the mining sector. The Natural Capital Declaration is a global finance-led initiative supported by … Read more »

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Corporate Reporting Giants Publish Reporting Framework Navigation Tool

The biggest global names in corporate reporting — CDP, the Global Reporting Initiative, the Climate Disclosure Standards Board, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, IASB, ISO, SASB and the International Integrated Reporting Council — have published a landscape map that provides a snapshot of a comparison of their frameworks, standards and related … Read more »

Guide Defines Materiality, Helps with Corporate Sustainability Reports

Guide Defines Materiality, Helps with Corporate Sustainability Reports

The Global Reporting Initiative and investment firm RobecoSAM have published a guide that explores materiality from a sustainability reporter’s perspective, as expounded in GRI reports, and compares this with the investor perspective of materiality, as formulated by RobecoSAM. In Defining Materiality: What Matters to Reporters and Investors, GRI and RobecoSAM … Read more »

Is Supply Chain Management a Material Issue?

More than half of FTSE listed natural resource companies did not provide any significant disclosure on their supply chains in their 2013 sustainability reports, according to Aura Financial’s blog, published in collaboration with Sedex. The firm’s research shows only one one third of companies provided “meaningful reporting” on their supply … Read more »

SustainAbility Launches Transparency Reporting Tool

SustainAbility Launches Transparency Reporting Tool

SustainAbility today launched a tool to help companies improve transparency in their sustainability reporting. The Transparency Advancement Tool coincides with a report, also published today, which finds that companies are spending too much time and resources creating lengthy reports that few read, noting that it is time to start a … Read more »