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CSR Cheat Sheet: Bushfires put Australia in spotlight over failure to tackle climate change

Oliver Balch, (Jan 2, 2020)

In his first round-up of sustainability news in 2020, Oliver Balch reports on the consequences of extreme weather events in 2019, a healthy eating plan for the planet, and nature-based solutions to office stress

Why the UN Global Compact is a CSR commitment that works

Julia Moshkin, (May 1, 2019)

Julia Moshkin of EcoVadis points to research showing that companies that have signed up to the initiative’s 10 principles perform significantly better on driving responsibility in their supply chains

New alignment project seeks to ‘cut the clutter’ in sustainability reporting

Richard Howitt, (Nov 6, 2018)

Richard Howitt of the International Integrated Reporting Council on today’s launch of an important new phase towards harmonising the ‘alphabet’s soup’ of corporate sustainability reporting standards

Ten takeaways from the Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summit

Karen Luckhurst, (Oct 15, 2018)

Reporting on the SDGs, alignment between reporting standards, and the Task Force on Climate Climate Related Financial Disclosure were big topics during two days of high-level discussion

Demystifying the ‘alphabet soup’ of reporting frameworks

Helle Bank Jorgensen, (Jun 27, 2018)

At Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit in New York earlier this year, we brought together the heads of SASB, GRI, CDSB and the IIRC to debate and decode the complex area of corporate reporting. Moderator Helle Bank Jorgensen reflects on what we learned

Five steps to taking the Global Goals to the heart of business

Alexandra Britton, (May 6, 2018)

Alexandra Britton of positive impact consultancy Palladium says firms should focus on creating value in their core business if they want to make a meaningful contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

Top stories of 2017: #10 Corporates embrace SDGs but prove slow to act

Claire Manuel, (Dec 14, 2017)

With only 6% of companies measuring their contributions to key Sustainable Development Goals, according to the WBCSD, more work is needed to translate increased intention this year into real action, reports Claire Manuel

Report review: Climate A-lister Tetra Pak links reporting with SDGs

Claire Manuel, (Dec 1, 2017)

The packaging giant has adopted the GRI framework for its latest sustainability report, aligning performance to how it is addressing nine of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. But slow progress on its goal of doubling recycling rates by 2020 has prompted it to adopt new metrics

Issue 10: SDGs begin to transform corporate reporting

Claire Manuel, (Dec 16, 2016)

How momentum grew this year towards making sustainable development a common framework for companies

Target Report Review: Target's year of hits and misses

Jana Holt, (Sep 22, 2016)

The US big-box retailer meets goals on US employee wellbeing but could do much better on human rights in the global supply chain

Big data in CSR reporting: From box ticking to a real-time window on the shop floor

Nadine Hawa, (Jul 25, 2016)

The vast amounts of data now available means the traditional sustainability report is fast losing relevance

The Lego Group Responsibility 2015 Report Review: Lego’s reporting built on shaky foundations

Peter Knight, (Jul 25, 2016)

The Danish toymaker’s failure to acknowledge the Shell and Ai WeiWei controversies raise questions over what else it is hiding

7 key takeaways from #GRI2016

Liam Dowd, (May 24, 2016)

Some key announcements and discussions from the Global Reporting Initiatives 2016 event

Strategy and Management: Bringing tax into the light

Giles Constantine, (May 24, 2016)

Companies that are the most proactive on CSR have been the least transparent on their tax affairs according to one US study. Post-Panama Papers, this is set to change

PolicyWatch – October 2015

Stephen Gardner, (Oct 14, 2015)

EU truck emissions, Paris pledges, fuel subsidies and GRI's sustainable development tool

Sustainability reporting: Digging for data

Ellen R Delisio, (Sep 3, 2015)

Sustainability reporting is gathering momentum – but the reports and the reporting process needn’t become ever more cumbersome

Analysis: GRI Reporting: the next 10 years

Sam Phipps, (Feb 9, 2015)

The GRI’s Reporting 2025 project aims to set a course for sustainability reporting over the next decade

PolicyWatch – February 2015

Stephen Gardner, (Feb 5, 2015)

Genetic modification, Global Reporting Initiative, Russian recycling and UK fracking disclosure

Cheat sheet: Corporate responsibility cheat sheet

Oliver Balch, (Sep 9, 2014)

We read all the reports so you don’t have to

Reporting’s Trojan horses

Peter Knight, (Jul 16, 2014)

Business has been presented with a series of sustainability accounting systems, and seems inexplicably keen to welcome the dubious offerings