Recent sustainability and integrated reporting developments

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06 Aug, 2015

A summary of recent developments at the IIRC, the GRI, the GSSB and the WFE.

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) has released a draft matrix of competencies that it sees as essential for anyone working within an integrated reporting environment.

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has established a new Knowledge Unit, which is intended to mobilise the knowledge gained during nearly 20 years of reporting practice, four versions of the Guidelines, over 25,000 reports registered on the Sustainability Disclosure Database, and tens of thousands of practitioners and experts actively engaged in reporting and transparency. More information is available in the press release on the GRI website.

The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) has issued its first interpretation on the meaning of 'in accordance' with the GRI Guidelines. The GSSB is mandated to use such authoritative pronouncements to refine and clarify disclosures and concepts in the standards and original GRI guidelines. Please click to access the press release announcing the new interpretation.

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) has issued the results of the its Sustainability Working Group report and survey on exchanges and ESG initiatives. Exchanges are playing an ever more significant role in promoting non-financial reporting The full report is available on the WFE website.

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