Reporting Standards

  • OECD Publishes Reviews on Global Tax Cooperation

    September 18, 2017

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published the first set of "peer reviews" in which governments rated each other on their compliance with the OECD's global standards providing for the automatic exchange of corporate tax and other financial information to combat tax avoidance.

  • Australia Pitches Corporate Labor Reporting Law

    September 01, 2017

    The Age reports that the Australian government is preparing legislation that will request that large businesses release annual "Modern Slavery Statements," to be placed in a publicly accessible database, explaining efforts they are taking to eliminate forced labor across their global supply chains.

  • Exxon Study Shows Danger of Climate Reporting

    August 31, 2017

    A study by Harvard University’s Geoffrey Supran and Naomi Oreskes highlights the pitfalls for companies of mandated public disclosure rules on social and environmental issues, asserting that ExxonMobil misled the public on climate change by publicly challenging climate science that it privately accepted as true.

  • UK Eyes Expansion of Corporate Reporting Law

    August 31, 2017

    Helena Milner-Smith and Hannah Edmonds of the law firm Covington & Burling have published an update on UK legislation that would expand the mandatory provisions of a law requiring British companies to publicly report on their efforts to eliminate forced labor in their global supply chains, and exclude companies that fail to comply from public procurement processes.

  • Governments Pressure Companies to Contribute to SDGs

    August 31, 2017

    A press release from the Global Reporting Initiative on the proceedings of the UN High-Level Political Forum on the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlights how countries reporting their SDG progress to the UN are increasingly lookin to the private sector, through corporate reporting and other methods, to contribute to their efforts.

  • Companies Support Australian Reporting Mandate

    August 30, 2017

    In submissions to a joint committee in Australia exploring the establishment of a corporate reporting regime on forced labor in global supply chains, companies and business groups expressed their broad support for mandatory reporting, and in some cases for a "due diligence" law, but warned against measures that are "overly prescriptive" and costly.

  • GRI Promotes "Sustainability" Reporting in India

    August 29, 2017

    The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) outlines the recent activities of its regional hub in South Asia promoting public reporting by Indian companies on corporate social responsibility efforts and contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals using GRI's global standards on "sustainability" reporting.

  • EU Body Calls for Policies for "Sustainable Finance"

    August 25, 2017

    The EU High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance has released a report calling for the EU to push the bloc's finance industry toward expanding its contribution to the global "sustainable development" agenda and to force finance leaders to consider environmental, social, and governance factors in their long-term strategic thinking.

  • GRI Touts Findings on Corporate Reporting Framework

    August 24, 2017

    A press release from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) celebrates a finding of the consulting firm Governance and Accountability Institute that companies using GRI's global sustainability reporting guidelines provide better public disclosures of their social and environmental impacts than those that do not use GRI's framework.

  • NGO Paper Seeks G20 Corporate "Due Diligence" Push

    August 24, 2017

    Representatives of the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights call on the Group of 20 countries (G20) to push for national policies implementing "mandatory human rights due diligence and supply chain reporting" for companies and heightened due diligence mandates for companies operating in countries that do not recognize collective bargaining rights.

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