Survey of integrated reports in South Africa

Source: IIRC, 24 August 2016

EY published a survey of integrated reports from South Africa’s top 100 JSE listed companies and top ten state-owned companies. Over the past few years, it became clear that financial statements did not tell the whole story of the company’s >>> read more

In conversation: insights into integrated reporting

Source: CSJ, 24 August 2016

In the global investment community, there have been discussions about the importance of integrating environmental, social, and governance factors into corporate strategy and disclosures, and a movement to encourage integrated reporting. Robert Eccles, Chairman of Arabesque Partners and a retired >>> read more

Deloitte Says Sustainability Reporting Adds Up To Real Numbers

Source: Forbes, 24 August 2016

An interview with Kristen Sullivan (leads Deloitte & Touche LLP and Deloitte, Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s (DTTL) Sustainability Reporting, Assurance and Compliance services, and serves as the DTTL Americas Region Sustainability Services Leader). Sullivan has extensive experience in sustainability risk assessment, reporting >>> read more

Sustainability reporting hits guidance overload

Source: ACCA Global, 23 August 2016

A plethora of different guidance for reporting on sustainability has left CFOs floundering. What could make them take ownership of this important issue? Ramona Dzinkowski reports. This article was first published in the September 2016 international edition of Accounting and Business >>> read more

Integrated reporting as a sustainability tool

Source: GreenBiz.Com, 16 August 2016

Organizations often spend a disproportionate amount of time focused on writing and publishing an integrated report rather than on the more difficult considerations that will make the report a reflection of the way a company ethically and responsibly delivers superior financial performance. But >>> read more

Sustainability reporting and disclosure – What does the future look like?

Source: PWC, 11 August 2016

Sustainability reporting has become more mainstream, as companies attempt to respond to stakeholders’ expectations for more transparency regarding how sustainability matters impact a company’s strategy, operations and long-term prospects. However, today’s sustainability reporting may not meet the needs of some >>> read more

Should Corporate ESG Disclosures Be Mandatory?

Source: Environmental Leader, 11 August 2016

Corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure is mostly voluntary — and rarely enforced in the cases even where it is mandatory — in the US. As investors and regulators demand greater ESG disclosures, a growing number of sustainability reporting frameworks, >>> read more

A look into the future of reporting standards

Source: GreenBiz, 4 August 2016

Reporting standards are changing, and they will continue to evolve over the next 18 months. To help companies interpret the implications for their sustainability reporting strategies, BSR conducted an interview with with Eric Hespenheide, interim chief executive the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and chair of Global Sustainability >>> read more