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

GRI confirms four new Board appointments

Source: GRI, 13 November 2019

GRI, provider of the world’s leading sustainability reporting standards, will welcome four new members to its Board from 1 January 2020. The Board of Directors oversees the organizations’ work to increase and strengthen sustainability disclosures by companies around the world, >>> read more

The Importance of Disability in Non-Financial Reporting

Source: CSR Europe, 7 November 2019

The Guide “Disability in Sustainability Reporting” offers a practical solution to the challenges faced by companies interested in reporting their activities on disability. The tool, developed by Fundación ONCE and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), with the co-funding of the European >>> read more

GRI launches business leadership forum for Supply Chain Reporting

Source: , 25 October 2019

Is your business driving sustainability and transparency in your supply chain? Do you find it challenging to connect supply chain responsibility and sustainability reporting? How can you make your supply chain more transparent? Explore these and other questions and share >>> read more

Call for applicants to support GRI’s standard-setting

Source: , 17 October 2019

The governance body with sole responsibility for developing and implementing the GRI Standards is looking for a new member who is representative of business enterprises. The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) seeks to be inclusive across sectors, functions, geographic boundaries >>> read more

RMI and GRI Launch Responsible Mineral Reporting Toolkit

Source: , 16 October 2019

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have launched a toolkit to advance reporting on sourcing minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas. The resource helps companies report on their >>> read more

LuxSE publishes guide to ESG reporting

Source: , 15 October 2019

In line with its stated objective to promote transparent capital markets, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) has published a set of comprehensive guidelines for reporting on Environmental, Social and Governance aspects (ESG). Reflecting the unique diversity in its capital market >>> read more