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New research shows that the Sustainable Development Goals matter to leading global businesses

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Oct 04, 2016

On October 4, 2016, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released the 2016 edition of "Reporting matters." The 2016 research shows that 76% of the leading companies have improved their disclosures on non-financial information since the first WBCSD baseline report in 2013, with materiality disclosures in particular showing the greatest signs of improvement.

Nearly a third of companies (31% total) communicate on the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); 42% of organisations take a “digital first” approach to reporting by putting comprehensive sustainability information on the company’s website; and 28% of companies combined their financial and non-financial reporting into annual reports. The report also shows that Global Reporting Initiative guidelines remain the most widely used.

Review the press release and the full report on the WBCSD's website.

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