Reporting Standards

  • NGOs Promote US Pressure on Extractives

    February 03, 2017

    A letter from a coalition of nongovernmental organizations called Publish What You Pay to the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations calls for pressure on the US State Department to continue policies on public reporting by extractive companies regarding the finances of their foreign operations.

  • NGOs Criticize AIIB Disclosure Policy

    February 03, 2017

    Two nongovernmental organizations have warned that the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) must follow the example of its Western counterparts in improving its public disclosure regime to provide information on its compliance with the global business and human rights and environmental agendas.

  • NGOs Ramp up Pressure on Supply Chain Reporting

    February 01, 2017

    Patricia Carrier and Joe Bardwell of the Business & Human Rights (BHR) Resource Centre signal how nongovernmental organizations are scrutinizing legally mandated public reporting by UK businesses on forced labor in their complex supply chains and assert that this UK disclosure regime is part of a global wave of corporate BHR reporting requirements.

  • EU Financial Scrutiny Rules Face Privacy Concerns

    February 01, 2017

    Politico reports that the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee has delayed a vote on proposed EU legislation seeking to discourage tax avoidance by requiring public reporting of the ownership of trusts, based on concerns regarding the right to privacy of the trust owners.

  • NGO Leader Pushes Corporate Tax as "Moral" Issue

    January 25, 2017

    The Guardian reports that, on a panel at the recent World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Executive Director of Oxfam International Winnie Byanyima called for governments to consider corporate taxation a moral matter and ensure businesses contribute their "fair share" to the fulfillment of the global economic, social, and cultural "human rights" agenda.

  • UN Official Lobbies for "Women's Empowerment" Action

    January 25, 2017

    In a recent press release, UN Women outlined how its Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka sought to advance expansive initiatives pushing corporate action toward and public reporting on "women's empowerment" as part of the UN's sustainable development agenda at the World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland.

  • Companies Launch Investor Tool on Climate Action

    January 25, 2017

    AP reports that a group of financial companies has launched at the London Stock Exchange an online tool called the Transition Pathway Initiative to permit investors to scrutinize the actions companies have taken to prepare for measures aimed at combating global warming.

  • G20 Panel Calls for Link Between Climate, Executive Pay

    January 24, 2017

    According to a report from the G20 group of countries' Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures led by former New York Mayor and climate activist Michael Bloomberg, energy companies should adopt policies informing shareholders how they are linking executive and board member pay to the management of climate change risks facing their industry.

  • NGO Pushes Scrutiny of "Modern Slavery" Statements

    January 19, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization Ethical Trading Initiative has called on companies to place their "Modern Slavery Statements," made under a recently passed UK law mandating corporate reporting on forced labor, in a "central registry" maintained by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre for scrutiny by civil society.

  • GRI, IIRC Establish "Integrated Reporting" Group

    January 19, 2017

    The Global Reporting Initiative and the International Integrated Reporting Council have formed a "Corporate Leadership Group on integrated reporting" to communicate with companies on how to navigate the "sometimes confusing landscape" of global corporate reporting standards by integrating their disclosure on financial and "sustainability" issues.

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