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  • 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.

  • GRI, UN Form Group on Corporate SDG Reporting

    January 19, 2017

    The Global Reporting Initiative explains how it is forming a group of "leading businesses, reporting experts and data users" in cooperation with the UN Global Compact to develop principles of corporate reporting on the fulfillment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and permit businesses to "show leadership in their SDG performance."

  • GRI Examines Status of Human Rights Reporting

    January 11, 2017

    The Global Reporting Initiative and two academic institutes have issued a report examining the progress of companies in the mining, energy, and financial sectors on fulfilling the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by publicly disclosing their human rights impacts.

  • UN Targets Sports Organizations on Climate Pledge

    January 04, 2017

    The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is calling on sports organizations and other companies to sign up to the UN's Climate Neutral Now Initiative, under which they pledge to measure, publicly report, and offset their greenhouse gas emissions to achieve the goals of the UN climate deal agreed in Paris in 2015.

  • UN Expands Gender Certification Scheme to Jamaica

    January 02, 2017

    The UN Development Programme is seeking to expand its Gender Equality Seal Certification Programme to the Caribbean by asking Jamaican businesses to sign on to a pledge to reduce "gender gaps" in their operations.

  • GRI Reports on "Sustainability" in Latin American Industries

    December 30, 2016

    A report from the Global Reporting Initiative and consulting firm A.T. Kearney shows the impact of growing pressure from global organizations and activists on the leadership of Latin American businesses to implement the UN's "sustainable development" agenda in corporate operations and supply chain decisions.

  • GRI Pushes for Mining, Energy, and Financial Disclosures

    December 30, 2016

    The Global Reporting Initiative and the Chilean academic institute Centro Vincular-PUCV have produced a study in which they call for expansive reporting on human rights impacts in the operations and supply chains of businesses in the mining, energy, and financial industries.

  • Bloomberg, Carney Tout Climate Disclosure Report

    December 21, 2016

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney have published an article praising the recommendations of a taskforce of the G20 group of countries' Financial Stability Board pushing for global corporate disclosures on the financial impacts of climate change.

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