Recent sustainability reporting developments

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08 Aug 2016

A summary of recent developments at the GRI/GSSB, the SASB and the CDP.

The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has published a draft of its future work programme for public consultation, and invites feedback from all stakeholders to help determine priorities for the next three years. The public consultation period for the draft work programme will remain open until 28 September 2016. For a comprehensive view of the work areas outlined, and to give your input, please see the draft GSSB Work Program on the GRI website.

The public comment period for the draft GRI Standards has ended and the GRI Standards Division and the GSSB are analysing the feedback and considering how it will influence the final standards. A first overview of the feedback received is available on the GRI website.

The United States Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) has released a video recoding featuring a simple overview of the SASB's work and mission and pointing out tools and resources available. The recording can be accessed on YouTube.

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) reports that a record number of cities are now measuring and disclosing environmental data on an annual basis in order to manage emissions, build resilience, and protect themselves from the growing impacts of climate change. The press release on the CDP website offers an overview of how the total 70% increase from 2015 numbers translates into regional developments.

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