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Study: Leading CSR Rankings Lack Consistency, Transparency

Study: Leading CSR Rankings Lack Consistency, Transparency

Although it may sound impressive, getting included in a well-known list of the most sustainable corporations in the world might not actually mean that much. An analysis in the current issue of The CPA Journal asks whether sustainability rankings are consistent across three leading publications that rank them. According to … Read more »

Greenwashing a ‘Very Serious Issue,’ Leads to Poor Decisions, Says CEO of GRI

Greenwashing a ‘Very Serious Issue,’ Leads to Poor Decisions, Says CEO of GRI

Ninety percent of the 250 largest companies in the world are reporting sustainability performance, but greenwashing is “a very serious issue,” says the new chief executive of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Tim Mohin. In the early days of sustainability reporting, greenwashing could result in bad PR and a loss … Read more »

Investors May Increase Emphasis on CSR Reporting (but Beware of Overstating Your Performance)

Investors May Increase Emphasis on CSR Reporting (but Beware of Overstating Your Performance)

In today’s climate of increased investor interest in the sustainability performance of companies, US organizations have a unique opportunity to send a positive message to investors, one that says sustainability is still a priority. In fact, as corporations like Disney, Apple, Google and General Electric pledge to continue to pursue … Read more »

SAP Integrated Report: 1% GHG Cut Yields $5.3 Million Operating Profit

SAP Integrated Report: 1% GHG Cut Yields $5.3 Million Operating Profit

The software giant is one of 1,500 companies globally to publish an integrated report, linking financial and non-financial performance. While the practice has been slow to take off in the US, a growing number of companies are realizing the business benefits of linking the two.

What Are the Future Corporate Reporting Trends?

What Are the Future Corporate Reporting Trends?

Climate change, and its related business risks, is a key future corporate sustainability reporting trend, according to a report from the Global Reporting Initiative and advisory firm SustainAbility.

Is Your Corporate Sustainability Reporting Missing the Mark?

Is Your Corporate Sustainability Reporting Missing the Mark?

A new study finds that corporate sustainability reporting often focuses on issues that are unimportant to stakeholders, and offers specific suggestions to improve the content of future corporate sustainability reporting efforts.

GRI, IIRC Team Up to Make Corporate Reporting Less Confusing

GRI, IIRC Team Up to Make Corporate Reporting Less Confusing

The Global Reporting Initiative and the International Integrated Reporting Council are working together to clarify how companies can use both the GRI Standards and the International Framework in their integrated reporting.

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What You Need to Know About the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards

Corporate reporters rejoice: in a move aimed at making it easier for companies to report on their sustainability initiatives and progress, the Global Reporting Initiative today launched the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards. The GRI Standards — which facilitate corporate reporting on topics such as greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water … Read more »