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  • Businesses Push G20 on Climate Disclosure

    July 25, 2017

    At an April World Economic Forum meeting in Geneva, a group of CEOs called on leaders from the Group of 20 countries (G20) to act on the findings of the global Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure by expanding pressure on financial companies to publicly report the risks that global warming poses to their investments.

  • UN Agent Investigates Tax Avoidance in Panama

    July 25, 2017

    In May, the UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky visited Panama to investigate how the country is handling "illicit financial flows" from businesses and individuals following the revelations of tax avoidance in the so-called "Panama Papers" leaked in 2015.

  • Paper: Business-led Reporting Schemes Are Ineffective

    July 21, 2017

    A group of academics has published a paper warning that the growing activist movement, beginning to take hold in the form of government regulation, toward business audits of their global supply chains to monitor and report environmental and human rights impacts is ineffective and merely serves as an "industry-led privatization of global governance."

  • UN, GRI Develop Guidance for Corporate SDG Reporting

    July 20, 2017

    As part of their Action Platform called "Reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)," representatives from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the UN Global Compact convened in March in The Hague to collaborate on the formation of guidance for companies on how to publicly report their compliance with and contributions to the SDGs.

  • NGOs, UN Partner to Benchmark SDG Contributions

    July 19, 2017

    The WWF project Gold Standard and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change are launching a "Gold Standard for the Global Goals" that will measure contributions from the public and private sectors toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and pressure businesses to help fulfill the UN's social and environmental agenda.

  • Australian Network Hosts Forum on Labor Reporting

    July 17, 2017

    The Global Compact Network Australia, a local entity affiliated with the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative, recently hosted a forum in Sydney exploring the potential adoption of an Australian Modern Slavery Act that would require businesses to report on their efforts to end forced labor in their complex, global supply chains.

  • NGOs Push Garment Supply Chain Transparency

    July 14, 2017

    A group of nongovernmental organizations has published a report calling on businesses in the garment and footwear industries to publicly disclose comprehensive information regarding their suppliers, which would permit civil society groups to place greater pressure on companies to call out alleged labor rights violations in their supply chains.

  • Shell CEO Calls for Transparency on Climate Risk

    July 14, 2017

    Showing the growing acceptance of the "climate disclosure" movement among energy companies, the CEO of Dutch oil giant Shell has stated that such companies should be more transparent about internal climate change risk assessments and how future government regulations cutting carbon emissions could jeopardize their oil and gas investments.

  • US Pulls Back from Extractive Disclosure Rules

    July 13, 2017

    Zorka Milin of the nongovernmental organization Global Witness reviews the decisions by the Trump Administration and allies in Congress to pull back from rules requiring the reporting of payments to governments made by oil, gas, and mining companies.

  • UN Creates Bank Framework for Climate Reporting

    July 12, 2017

    Spurred on by recent recommendations of a G20 task force charged with examining the need for climate change-related disclosures by financial institutions, the UN Environment Programme and 11 major banks have announced a partnership toward assessing and reporting on climate risks in their portfolios.

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