Reporting Standards

  • 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.

  • GRI Launches SDGs Program in South Asia

    July 31, 2017

    The Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) South Asian hub and the Confederation of Indian Industry ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development have launched a two-year program pressuring businesses in the region to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) throughout their supply chains.

  • Reporting Initiatives Collaborate on "Sustainability" Agenda

    July 31, 2017

    Two major organizations that push corporate "sustainability" reporting, the Global Reporting Initiative and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, recently discussed their collaboration on initiatives allowing investors and a wide variety of other "stakeholders" access to information on companies' environmental and human rights impacts.

  • Insurance Network Supports Climate Risk Disclosure

    July 27, 2017

    The Sustainable Insurance Forum, an international network of insurance supervisors and regulators, has announced its support of recommendations from a task force of the G20 Financial Stability Board calling for the analysis and disclosure of “climate risks and opportunities” in insurance investments.

  • Committee Pushes EU Standards for Private Security

    July 27, 2017

    Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament have approved a resolution calling for the development of EU minimum standards for private security companies that include rules requiring accountability, screening, and reporting of misconduct.

  • Campaign Pressures Investors on Climate Risk Management

    July 25, 2017

    The Guardian reports that, as part of the expanding agenda pushing financial institutions to publicly disclose the risks climate change poses to their portfolios, the Asset Owner Disclosure Project recently released an index rating asset owners and managers on a scale from "laggards" to "leaders" on how they manage financial risks related to global warming.

  • 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.

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