Reporting Standards

  • Global Bodies Seek to Merge Corporate Reporting Standards

    December 07, 2018

    In November, the Global Reporting Initiative and other organizations promulgating international corporate reporting standards launched a two-year project seeking to align their standards on “sustainability” reporting to produce consistent policies for businesses to use to report on their social and environmental impacts.

  • NGO Paper Seeks Standardization of Climate Risk Disclosure

    December 05, 2018

    A report published in September by the Centre for International Governance Innovation offers policy recommendations on how global actors could help standardize international rules for the disclosure of climate-related risks in the financial sector.

  • Australia Advances Legislation on Forced-Labor Reporting

    December 05, 2018

    In September, the Australian House of Representatives passed legislation that would require over 3000 businesses in the Australian market to publish annual statements about the risks related to forced labor in their operations and supply chains.

  • NGO Report Seeks Investor Pressure for Climate Policies

    September 26, 2018

    The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Harvard’s Initiative on Responsible Investment have produced guidance explaining how investors should accelerate a “just transition” away from greenhouse gas emissions by pushing companies to reduce and report on climate risks in their operations.

  • NGO Rankings Pressure Pension Funds on Climate Action

    September 11, 2018

    A nongovernmental initiative called the Asset Owners Disclosure Project has published a ranking of climate action by the world’s largest public pension funds, warning that 60 percent of these funds have “little or no strategy” on how they plan to comply with the global agenda aiming to restrict corporate greenhouse gas emissions.

  • ISO Publishes Standard for Measure “Carbon Footprint”

    August 31, 2018

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published a new global standard to enable businesses to quantify, publicly report on, and reduce the level of their greenhouse gas emissions in compliance with the global agenda against climate change.

  • GRI Pushes for First-Time Corporate “Sustainability” Reporting

    August 30, 2018

    A press release from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) illustrates how the organization, through a “kick-off service” and other modes of consultation, pushes companies around the world to publicly report on a broad array of social and environmental impacts.

  • GRI Heightens Reporting Standard on Water “Stewardship”

    August 30, 2018

    The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has updated its standard requiring adhering companies to report on their “water and effluents” management practices, both in their operations and throughout their complex global supply chains, to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • UNGC, GRI Guide Companies on SDG Reporting

    August 08, 2018

    The UN Global Compact (UNGC) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have published global guidance on how companies should embed the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their social and environmental reporting to investors and to the public.

  • NGOs Seek Robust Labor Reporting Mandates in Australia

    August 03, 2018

    In response to advisory committee recommendations on the creation of modern slavery reporting requirements in Australia, a coalition of nongovernmental organizations has called for stronger mandates on what companies must report in relation to their anti-slavery efforts, rules for how they make these reports public, and fines for non-compliant companies.

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