WBCSD releases CEO Guide to climate-related financial disclosure

Source: , 12 December 2017

WBCSD releases the CEO Guide to climate-related financial disclosure. The new guide, written in partnership with the CEOs of 25 WBCSD member-companies, sets out clear actions that CEOs can take to align their organizations with the recommendations of the Taskforce for >>> read more

EEI launches ESG and Sustainability Reporting Template

Source: EEI, 6 December 2017

To better serve customers and investors, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) announced today that it is launching a pilot environmental, social, governance, and sustainability-related (ESG/sustainability) reporting template, with the goal of helping EEI’s member electric companies provide investors with more >>> read more

The Sustainability Reporting Performance of the CAC 40

Source: EcoAct, 29 November 2017

The sustainability reporting performance of the CAC 40 examines the extent and quality of carbon and sustainability measurement, reporting and reduction by France’s 40 largest companies using publicly available information. Companies were scored against criteria in four broad scoring sections >>> read more

Zenith Bank : named ‘best company in sustainability reporting’ in Africa

Source: , 24 November 2017

Zenith Bank Plc has been named ‘Best Company in Sustainability Reporting in Africa’ at the 2017 Sustainability Enterprise Responsibility Awards (SERAS) CSR Awards held at the weekend. Zenith Bank has blazed a trail, with its 2016 Sustainability Report titled: ‘Creating Wealth Sustainably’ being >>> read more

How to respond to assurance needs on non-financial information

Source: , 22 November 2017

How do professional accountants respond to the growing demand for assurance on non-financial information (NFI) Stakeholders use NFI as an input to their decision making, but they want to know if this information can be trusted. External assurance can strengthen >>> read more

Eric Hespenheide appointed to chair GRI Board of Directors

Source: , 20 November 2017

Eric Hespenheide has been appointed as the Chairman of the GRI Board of Directors, effective 1 January 2018. A familiar figure in the sustainability reporting world, and a long-term contributor to GRI’s multi-stakeholder network, Eric brings a wealth of multi-faceted experience in >>> read more

Sustainabilty Reporting Needs Independent Auditing

Source: MarketsMedia, 16 November 2017

Catherine Raw, chief financial officer of miner Barrick Gold and previously co-manager of BlackRock’s flagship mining funds, said sustainability reporting needs to be audited in the same way as financials to become credible. Raw spoke at the Bloomberg Sustainable Business >>> read more

Too many ESG measures lead to reporting fatigue

Source: BoardAgenda, 15 November 2017

Environment, social and governance have become critical issues in the way investors judge companies, but corporates face too many ESG measures suffering from too little standardisation. But we now have scores of methods and providers. For my research, I investigated >>> read more