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Why Sustainability Should Include Political Activity – Professor Tom Lyon in the California Management Review

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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability initiatives have gone mainstream, but they are missing something important: They ignore corporations’ political actions, including lobbying and campaign funding, which can drastically alter corporations’ environmental and social impact. In some cases, companies cynically engage in the strategy of “talking green while lobbying brown.” Corporations report on social and environmental sustainability metrics but typically not on political ones, which can allow them to get away with irresponsible lobbying activity.

IOSCO Recognizes That ESG Matters Have Material Short and Long Term Impact

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The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the international body that brings together the world’s securities regulators, published their Statement of Disclosure of ESG Matters by Issuers on 18 January 2019. With the statement, IOSCO recognizes the importance of considering Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) information as material for investors.  

European Commission Is Planning to Update the Non-Binding Guidelines on Non-financial Reporting

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The Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance set up by the European Commission in July 2018 has published its first report on companies' disclosure of climate-related information in January 2019.   

Quantifying Impact - White Paper

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In today’s digital world transparency is a given, but evidence is now critical. The TCFD recommendations and the SDGs will change sustainability reporting adding further pressure on companies to disclose validated data, quantify impact and showcase future resilience.

GRI’s Governance Bodies Welcome New Members in January 2019

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After a busy yet productive nomination process, GRI is happy to announce the newest members to its difference governance bodies. Together with the current members, they will help safeguard due process throughout the organization, and strengthen the multi-stakeholder approach that characterizes GRI through their expertise and experience. 

GRI’s Membership Program Evolves: Welcome to the GRI Community!

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As the field of sustainability reporting continues to evolve and grow, GRI’s membership program evolves with it. In 2019, we are building on years of success for GRI’s global network with the establishment of the new GRI Community. This platform will bring together businesses, organizations and sustainability leaders that are committed to transparency.

New GRI Draft Standard on Tax and Payments to Governments Now Open for Public Comment

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Give feedback on the draft of the first global standard on tax disclosure to make sure it meets your needs.

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Give feedback on the draft of the first global standard on tax disclosure to make sure it meets your needs.

GRI Rings Bell at Nasdaq: Highlighting Growing Investor Demand for Non-financial Reporting

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On 20 November 2018, GRI CEO, Tim Mohin, rang the closing bell at Nasdaq, showing that non-financial reporting with the GRI Standards is becoming more relevant to investors in tech and beyond. 

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On 20 November 2018, GRI CEO, Tim Mohin, rang the closing bell at Nasdaq, showing that non-financial reporting with the GRI Standards is becoming more relevant to investors in tech and beyond. 

Global Reporting Initiative Paves the Way for More Transparency Around Corporate Tax Practices

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December 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ Tax and payments to governments are one of the most important sources of income for governments and play a vital role in enabling the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is through tax and payments to governments that companies, big and small, contribute to society. 

From “Disclose” to “Disclose What Matters”: The Growing Role of Investors in Sustainability Reporting

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In the early hours of Good Friday, March 24, 1989, an oil tanker struck a reef off the Gulf of Alaska, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil and causing long-lasting damage to the ecosystem and the local communities that depend on it.

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