Sustainability reporting and assurance is near and dear to my heart. I not only completed my doctoral research on the topic many years ago, but I have also worked on well over 100 different Sustainability reporting and assurance engagements with companies in many sectors, from oil and gas and electricity to telecommunications and retail, and almost everything in between. Some of the reports were groundbreaking and fantastic, while others… well, not so much.
Over this time I have learned many informal lessons and picked up many reporting tips. Some are do’s, and some are don’ts, and some are “if that happens, then do this”. The list is fairly long, and every year I pick up a few new ones. But for the sake of brevity, I have boiled them down to the following top 10: 5 do’s and 5 don’ts.