Reporting Standards

  • NGO Warns of Litigation over Fossil Fuel Forecasts

    August 09, 2017

    The activist organization ClientEarth has published a letter to BP and Glencore warning the energy companies that their optimistic estimates of future demand for fossil fuels, if they turn out to be inaccurate and "self-serving," could subject them to future litigation by investors.

  • Exxon Shareholders Adopt Resolution on Climate Reporting

    August 09, 2017

    In the lead-up to US President Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out of the UN's Paris climate deal, shareholders at Exxon Mobil adopted a nonbinding resolution calling on the company to publicly report the risks that government efforts to combat climate change under the UN deal pose to its business.

  • GRI, UN Event Presses for Corporate SDG Reporting

    August 09, 2017

    The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the UN Global Compact convened a meeting of global investors in Stockholm to discuss how a "uniform" reporting system by companies on their contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can facilitate better private investment decisions to help fulfill the SDG agenda.

  • Google Case Shows Cost of Salary Reporting

    August 09, 2017

    Signaling the complexity and expense involved in complying with government reporting requirements, tech giant Google recently argued in a case launched by the US Department of Labor alleging "systemic compensation disparities" between male and female employees that it would be too timely and costly to comply with the government's broad request for salary records.

  • Oil Company Shareholders Adopt Climate Reporting Measure

    August 04, 2017

    Showing the significant impact activist shareholders can have on business and human rights and climate policies at large companies, the California Public Employees' Retirement System has touted the passage by shareholders in Occidental Petroleum of its resolution requiring the energy company to report the impacts of climate change on its future business.

  • Research Funders Agree to WHO Reporting Rules

    August 04, 2017

    The UN has announced that major funders of medical research and nongovernmental organizations involved in such research have agreed to global standards issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) to publish the results of all clinical trials they fund or sponsor in a publicly available database.

  • UN Agent Pushes Panama to Enhance Financial Reporting

    August 03, 2017

    After an official visit to Panama, UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky called on the country's authorities to require financial institutions to exercise "due diligence" in monitoring and reporting tax evasion to ensure they are not shielding corporate and individual funds that could be used to advance economic and social human rights.

  • ISO Develops Global Standard on Climate Action

    August 03, 2017

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has announced its development of a global standard on "greenhouse gas management" that will guide businesses and other organizations on developing a framework for action toward and public reporting on efforts to meet the UN's climate change and "sustainable development" targets.

  • NGO Calls for Canadian "Due Diligence" Reporting

    August 02, 2017

    The Shareholder Association for Research and Education, a Canadian shareholder advocacy group, has called on the Canadian government to impose on companies mandatory reporting on their "due diligence" efforts toward combating violations of the business and human rights (BHR) agenda in their supply chains, similar to requirements in the UK, EU, and other jurisdictions.

  • GRI Seeks "Sustainability" Reporting on Supply Chains

    July 31, 2017

    In a recent article, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) explains how corporations should use its "sustainability" reporting framework to increase transparency among activists and others regarding the human rights and environmental impacts of their complex, global supply chains.

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