UN Sustainable Development Goals Disclosure Recommendations

Source: ICAS, 17 January 2020

Leading accounting bodies have called for corporate and asset owner action and improved reporting on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in an attempt to hit goals set for 2030. The recommendations are detailed in the report, Sustainable Development Goals Disclosure >>> read more

Rising global tax scrutiny shows the case for change

Source: , 16 January 2020

The increasing number of inquiries into the tax practices of corporations demonstrates why a transition towards transparent tax disclosure is urgently required. This was a key message from Elise J Bean, former United States Senate tax investigator, as she addressed >>> read more

Improving reporting on modern slavery

Source: GRI, 10 December 2019

A toolkit to advance reporting on modern slavery has been published by GRI and the Responsible Labor Initiative, an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance. The resource provides guidance on increasing the effectiveness of corporate reporting, underpinning the transparency and >>> read more

A buyer’s guide to assurance on non-financial information

Source: WBCSD, 9 December 2019

By providing external validation of disclosures, and of the processes undertaken in producing those disclosures, assurance can increase the confidence of capital providers and other stakeholders using non-financial information to guide their decision-making. But what is assurance? How does it >>> read more

First global standard for tax transparency

Source: GRI, 5 December 2019

The launch of a new tax reporting standard that seeks to ensure multinationals are much clearer about how much – and where – they pay their taxes has received widespread international support. The GRI Tax Standard is the first global >>> read more

New partnership between Carrots & Sticks and the Reporting Exchange

Source: GRI, 27 November 2019

Two leading initiatives providing resources to help audiences understand the environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure landscape – Carrots & Sticks and the Reporting Exchange – have collaborated to improve access to reliable and comparable information by aligning taxonomies. Carrots & Sticks >>> read more

Increased action needed on human rights reporting

Source: , 25 November 2019

Governments need to do more to help businesses understand, mitigate and improve their human rights impacts – by strengthening transparency and reporting requirements. This is the key finding of a report from GRI looking at the progress countries have made >>> read more