UPS, the global multinational package delivery company, has been producing a sustainability report since 2003, and was the first in their industry to issue a report with environmental, social and governance (ESG) information. For the company, sustainability reporting is a means to create more positive impacts in the industry, for its stakeholders and on the world.
There is no doubt that businesses are key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since 2013, representatives from countries, businesses and NGOs have gathered once a year in New York to for the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF). We collected some key takeaways from the forum about how the private sector is helping advance the achievement of the SDGs.
Northern Trust values corporate social responsibility (CSR) as an essential element of our mission and culture. Our stakeholders expect us to be responsible stewards of the company’s resources, balancing appropriate levels of prudence and risk to create value. We take that responsibility seriously, as demonstrated through our commitment to Achieve Greater through our CSR strategy.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) give companies and investors a unique chance to create a better world. In this video, we ask prominent members from the investor world why the SDGs matter when it comes to making investment decisions.
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GRI has introduced its first ever Digital Reporting Tool. It’s a first step in an exciting new direction toward making sustainability data available and accessible in digital format. As we drive innovative formats in corporate sustainability reporting beyond PDFs, what can we learn from the path the music industry took as they evolved from vinyl to CDs to digital streaming?
Eszter Vitorino appointed to the European Commission’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance
July 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Following the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, the EU has mobilized many initiatives to support the global move towards a sustainable economy. One of these is the EU Sustainable Finance strategy, which focuses on examining how to integrate environmental, social and governance considerations into the European Union’s financial system.
Companies invest considerable time and resources to ensure that their reports are prepared in accordance with GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Standards, that the information is accurate, and that it reflects its true contributions to sustainable development. The entire organization is mobilized, and data is collected. But after the report is launched, often a PDF languishes somewhere on a website, all the valuable data locked within.
On 1 July 2018, the transition from GRI’s G4 Guidelines to the Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards) will be complete. Read more about what this means for you, and for your sustainability reporting.
Continued degradation of environmental resources and failing to provide safe and healthy working environments globally have put water and OHS high on the global agenda, and are relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Credible and actionable information about organizations’ impact on society and the environment is more important now than it has ever been, and sustainability reporting must also reflect the changes in how we understand problems and how we think about solutions.
The World Federation of Exchanges has today published revised sustainability recommendations for their member exchanges. GRI welcomes this update and encourages exchanges globally to consider the recommendations for their listing requirements.