Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) launches the Reporting 2025 project aimed at promoting an international discussion about the future of sustainability reporting and disclosures.
Investors are calling for clearer, more comparable and more integrated non-financial reporting and greater accountability from company boards, according to a new survey.
The study, by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif), asked investors to evaluate the non-financial reporting practices of European companies.
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has launched its latest version of Sustainability Reporting Guidelines - G4. It can be downloaded at GRI website.
The European Commission is to put forward proposals next month requiring companies to publish information on their management of environmental and social issues. The move follows publication in October 2011 of the Commission’s 2011-14 Strategy for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The mandatory reporting requirements will apply to large companies in the public and private sectors but not to small and medium-sized enterprises.
Policy will be crucial in making sustainability reporting standard practice
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) issued its Annual Report 2011/12 on Monday 5 November 2012. The report draws attention to significant developments in encouraging policy around sustainability reporting, and emphasizes the importance of policy in making sustainability reporting a standard business practice.