Recent sustainability and integrated reporting developments

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May 20, 2016

On May 20, 2016, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and GRI jointly published their annual report on regulation on sustainability reporting offering an overview of global trends and developments.

While Carrots & Sticks first and foremost provides a summarized quantitative overview of the current landscape of reporting instruments, the Annual Report recognizes that there are unanswered questions. As the Advisory Committee noted, questions can be asked about the impact, context and drivers behind each instrument, and the sector or economy in which it is issued.

For example, how effective are these instruments? How successful is action by governments in achieving their objectives? What is the quality of the reported information that results from these instruments? How valuable is the information in terms of enhancing transparency and accountability? To what extent does the reporting bring us closer to the sustainable world envisioned by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development?

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