NSE CEO Lists Benefits of Sustainability Reporting

Source: This Day Live, 14 June 2016

The Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Oscar Onyema has urged companies to embrace sustainability reporting, saying it has many benefits. Speaking at the Nigerian capital market sustainability reporting seminar in Lagos, Onyema said at the NSE, they >>> read more

Text analysis puts investment value on corporate social behaviour

Source: RSM, 9 June 2016

Information about a company’s intangible assets like corporate culture, reputation and environmental sustainability is highly sought after by equity investors, but is rarely found in financial reports. PhD candidate Andy Moniz from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) has >>> read more

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