Statement on Management Accounting about Integrated Reporting

Source: IMA, 30 May 2016

Because integrated reporting is still a new management practice, IMA® (the association of accountants and financial professionals in business) published a Statement on Management Accounting on this subject. The report outlines both the guiding principles of integrated reporting and the >>> read more

It Pays to Be Transparent on Natural and Social Capital

Source: , 27 May 2016

22 companies have experimented the past two years with making the influence of their products on people and society transparent, from sourcing to end user. For example, ABN AMRO mapped the social and environmental effects of cocoa financing and DSM >>> read more

Reporting sustainability data for action

Source: , 27 May 2016

From May 18-20, 2016, I joined the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Global Conference. Here are my overall takeaways, highlights and concerns from this three-day event, focused on collaboration, the SDGs, big data and action for impact. GRI’s Chair Christianne Wood opened the >>> read more

CSR Reports Must Address Quality vs Quantity

Source: Toronto Sustainability, 26 May 2016

The market for environmental, social and governance (ESG) information is growing. Investors and other stakeholders are increasingly looking at the business world through a wide-angle lens. They realize that long-term sustainable financial success requires looking beyond the current quarter to >>> read more

An overview of Day 2 of the GRI Global Conference

Source: , 20 May 2016

The second day of the 5th GRI Global Conference opened on Thursday 19 May, with breakfast sessions on emerging sustainability topics and the plenary on ‘Innovation for Sustainable Development – The Role of Private Sector Collaboration’. Delegates took part in >>> read more

GRI launches Digital Reporting Alliance

Source: , 19 May 2016

Today, international sustainability standard setter GRI announced its newest technology initiative, the Digital Reporting Alliance, on the second day of the 5th GRI Global Conference. The Digital Reporting Alliance will address two key challenges in sustainability reporting: the lack of >>> read more

Sustainability Reporting 20 years on: Are we making a difference?

Source: , 19 May 2016

Yesterday 18 May, the 5th edition of the GRI Global Conference started in Amsterdam with 1,200 delegates from 77 countries. During the opening plenary at the conference which was moderated by Bloomberg’s Sustainability Editor, Eric Roston, high profile speakers including >>> read more