Recent sustainability reporting developments

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17 Nov 2015

A summary of recent developments at the WBCSD/CDSB, the United Nations, and the GRI.

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) have joined forces to create The Reporting Exchange, a freely available, multi-lingual, global sustainability reporting knowledge platform. The platform will be available in open beta format at the end of 2016 to enable public users to share their feedback. The platform is planned for global release in mid-2017. Please click to access the press release on the WBCSD website.

The fourth United Nations forum on business and human rights is currently taking place in Geneva. Yesterday saw a session on "Promoting the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in global governance frameworks: Recent developments and opportunities for further alignment" with speakers from a wide range of institutions. A recording of the session is available on the UN website.

During the session, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) launched its latest linkage document that highlights the connections between the GRI G4 Reporting Guidelines and key concepts of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. For more information, see the press release and Linking G4 and the UN Guiding Principles on the GRI website.

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