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With King IV, Multicapitalism Goes Mainstream
With King IV, Multicapitalism Goes Mainstream

NEW METRICS - Last week, the Institute of Directors South Africa (IoDSA) released the King IV Report on Corporate Governance, the long-awaited update to King III, published in 2009

GRI Launches World’s First Global Standards for Sustainability Reporting
GRI Launches World’s First Global Standards for Sustainability Reporting

NEW METRICS - The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) released new global sustainability reporting standards, which it says will enhance corporate transparency worldwide. The standards give companies a common language for disclosing non-financial information, and will help firms “make better decisions” and contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, or Global Goals).

SDGs Becoming More Prominent in Sustainability Reporting, But Challenges Remain
SDGs Becoming More Prominent in Sustainability Reporting, But Challenges Remain

NEW METRICS - One year after the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, or Global Goals), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) proudly announced that nearly a third of its members are communicating on the SDGs, just as United Nations (UN) officials called for more integration of the Goals into corporate sustainability reporting at an annual meeting in Geneva.

BillerudKorsnäs Praised for Continued Environmental Efforts by EcoVadis
BillerudKorsnäs Praised for Continued Environmental Efforts by EcoVadis

PRESS RELEASE - EcoVadis is a system for evaluating suppliers’ environmental aspects, working conditions, corporate social responsibility and subcontractors. Multinational brands with high ethical ambitions use the system to evaluate their supply chains in turn. The EcoVadis method is based on internationally adopted principles for sustainability reporting, such as GRI – the Global Reporting Initiative –, the United Nations Global Compact and ISO 26000, and is audited by independent sustainability experts. The system is aimed at demanding customers and brand owners who want to monitor their supply chains.

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The Making of a Corporate Citizenship Report
The Making of a Corporate Citizenship Report

PRESS RELEASE - Caesars launched our seventh annual corporate citizenship report, “Connecting for #Citizenship,” highlighting how Caesars provides economic and social benefits for employees, guests and communities while also advancing environmental stewardship.  We are proud of the progress we’ve made – you can read about everything from the new “Meetings for Good” menu of nonprofit event opportunities to how we engage our wonderful employees.

GRI: The Next Era of Corporate Disclosure Is Real-Time Interaction
GRI: The Next Era of Corporate Disclosure Is Real-Time Interaction

CLEANTECH - Scores of sustainability data are collected and reported, but much of its value is still buried. According to GRI, sustainability performance data will be pivotal in solving society’s key challenges – and with the help of technology, the way it is captured, analyzed and used is all about to change.

UNEP to Companies: Time to Raise the Bar on Sustainability Reporting
UNEP to Companies: Time to Raise the Bar on Sustainability Reporting

LEADERSHIP - Corporate sustainability reporting desperately needs to up its game in order to align company-level sustainability performance with the broader systems-level ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and COP21, the United Nations climate change conference, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

GRI: Info Tech Will Lead to Real-Time Sustainability Reporting by 2025
GRI: Info Tech Will Lead to Real-Time Sustainability Reporting by 2025

CLEANTECH - Future improvements in information technology will lead to greater transparency, with sustainability reporting moving fully into the digital realm and occurring in real-time instead of annually, according to a new paper by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).Sustainability and Reporting Trends in 2025: Preparing for the Future examines future trends in sustainability and corporate reporting and disclosure following a series of thought-leadership interviews.

GRI Unveils ‘Fast Track’ For Sustainability Reports
GRI Unveils ‘Fast Track’ For Sustainability Reports

NEW METRICS - The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is introducing a new feature called ‘fast track’, which will give reporting organizations the option to accelerate the review of their draft reports.GRI is fast approaching the busiest time of year, with reporting deadlines drawing closer. During these peak times, GRI says its Report Services Team processes a large volume of draft reports that have been submitted for either the Content Index, Materiality Disclosures, or Application Level Services. The Term and Conditions of these services lay out a specific amount of time within which GRI will review the draft report and issue findings to the reporting organization.

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The Smart Economics of Carbon Accounting: Developing a 2020 Vision for Your Brand’s Environmental & Financial Impact
The Smart Economics of Carbon Accounting: Developing a 2020 Vision for Your Brand’s Environmental & Financial Impact

NEW METRICS - Actively managing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has proven to result in direct economic gains for companies. A 2013 KPMG study of the S&P 500 companies found that firm value decreases on average by $212,000 for every additional thousand metric tons of carbon emissions produced. CDP’s Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013 showed that companies who are leaders of sustainability reporting have higher overall returns than companies of the Global 500.

Why We Need to Build Context Into Sustainability Surveys
Why We Need to Build Context Into Sustainability Surveys

NEW METRICS - Surveys of corporate executives consistently find that sustainability is now viewed as a core business issue. Recently, McKinsey released the results of another such survey that opened: “Company leaders are rallying behind sustainability, and executives overall believe the issue is increasingly important to their companies’ strategy.” Other surveys, such as those regularly undertaken by GlobeScan and SustainAbility, consistently offer broadly similar conclusions.

Talent, Transformation and the Triple Bottom Line: Andrew Savitz on the Sustainability-HR Nexus
Talent, Transformation and the Triple Bottom Line: Andrew Savitz on the Sustainability-HR Nexus

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Once considered strange bedfellows, sustainability and human resource management are being increasingly recognized as an ideal match. Andrew Savitz’s book Talent, Transformation, and the Triple Bottom Line: How Companies Can Leverage Human Resources to Achieve Sustainable Growth compellingly demonstrates why HR leaders are uniquely well-positioned to aid in sustainability efforts and why they need to be included in any brand’s successful transition to embedded sustainability. Here are a few of Savitz’s reasons why:

New EY Series Highlights Top Sustainability Concerns for Business in 2014
New EY Series Highlights Top Sustainability Concerns for Business in 2014

MARKETING AND COMMS - As companies begin their 2014 planning, it is critical to have a firm understanding of the regulatory and sustainability trends that will impact core business. In a new publication series Let’s talk: sustainability, Ernst & Young’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services group highlights the top concerns facing companies in these areas in 2014.

Sustainable Shipping Initiative Working to Take the Environmental Sting Out of 'Sea Miles'
Sustainable Shipping Initiative Working to Take the Environmental Sting Out of 'Sea Miles'

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Ninety percent of international trade travels by ship. And that comes with the type of carbon impact you would expect: The shipping industry’s carbon emissions currently account for 3-4% of global emissions and are expected to triple by 2050 if current practices continue unchanged.Shipping is a vital, global industry. Part or all of the clothes you’re wearing, the phone you use and the materials in the buildings you live and work in were most likely transported by ship for at least part of their journey to you. But with a carbon impact like its current one, the sustainability of the whole shipping industry could be in jeopardy. And that affects us all.

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G4 Revamps Materiality While Staying True to Its Roots
G4 Revamps Materiality While Staying True to Its Roots

NEW METRICS - If the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) created a semantic “heat map” of the most-used terms at its Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting this week, Materiality would win hands-down.

Bacardi Cuts Water Use in Half, Energy Consumption and GHGs by a Third
Bacardi Cuts Water Use in Half, Energy Consumption and GHGs by a Third

MARKETING AND COMMS - Bacardi Limited has achieved a nearly 50 percent drop in water usage and roughly 33 percent reductions in both energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in the last six years, according to its latest corporate responsibility report, released online Wednesday. Reductions were achieved through a combination of conservation measures that included more efficient equipment and greater use of renewable energy sources.The digital report, “Our Spirit is Clear,” embodies Bacardi’s commitment to reduce both its carbon footprint and impact on the earth’s natural resources. The company says the water saved is equivalent to providing a glass of water to every person on the planet.

GRI’s G4 Exposure Draft Undermines Sustainable Global Economy
GRI’s G4 Exposure Draft Undermines Sustainable Global Economy

NEW METRICS - We’re scratching our heads over the Global Reporting Initiative’s recent release of the Exposure Draft of Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.

Are Materiality Matrices Really Material?
Are Materiality Matrices Really Material?

NEW METRICS - While it is common practice now for corporate sustainability reports to include materiality matrices, whether or not they actually serve their purpose is debatable.

GRI Responds to "Enforce or Explain"
GRI Responds to "Enforce or Explain"

NEW METRICS - GRI has now formally responded to the *Enforce or Explain* campaign we launched last month.

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A Public Plea to GRI: Enforce or Explain
A Public Plea to GRI: Enforce or Explain

NEW METRICS - Motivated, in part, by GRI’s own Report or Explain Campaign, in which GRI exhorts businesses around the world to issue sustainability reports or explain why they don’t, our campaign is aimed at GRI itself.

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