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Recent sustainability and integrated reporting developments

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13 Jul 2017

A summary of recent developments at GRI, Accountancy Europe and WBCSD.

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has published a summary of a GRI and World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) co-hosted round-table discussion on 7 June in London. Sharing their views on environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting challenges, participating reporters, investors and exchanges indicated three ways to facilitate streamlined ESG reporting: (i) greater engagement between investors and reporters, (ii) report once, use several times, and (iii) guidance on available ESG frameworks and how to use them. Please click for the summary on the GRI website.

GRI also announces that the GRI Standards GRI Standards are now available in traditional Chinese, Bahasa Indonesia, and Vietnamese. Please click for access to the translations.

GRI and Accountancy Europe announce a publication EU Directive on Non-financial and Diversity Information: A comprehensive guide to the national laws that will be available in fall 2017. Please see the announcement here.

Accountancy Europe announces an event 'Shaping the future of corporate reporting' on 18 September 2017 in Brussels to further develop some of the points put forward in its 2015 CORE & MORE discussion paper. Registration for the event is available through the press release on the Accountancy Europe website.

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Natural Capital Coalition have launched the "Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit", a new resource to help businesses address natural capital depletion by improving understanding, measurement and decision-making. More information is available here.

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