Recent sustainability and integrated reporting developments

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17 Aug 2017

A summary of recent developments at GRI/GSSB, CPA Canada, and IFA.

The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) of the Global Reporting Initiative has launched a public consultation for draft revisions to GRI Standards 303 Water and 403 Occupational Health and Safety. Running from 10 August through 9 October 2017, this public consultation invites feedback from all stakeholders. Please click for the review page for GRI 303 and the review page for GRI 403.

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) has posted two articles on climate change aspects to its website: It’s time to make climate change a business issue notes that the business cost of climate change is real and growing. But that not everyone is aware of the issues. Planning for climate change and a carbon-reduced economy discusses the impact of climate change on business model and strategy and points out a corresponding online learning on 19 October 2017.

The Institut Français des Administrateurs (IFA) have released a report calling on Boards of Directors to produce an integrated report. The report concludes, that one of the key functions of the Board of Directors is to define a value creation strategy for the company's shareholders and that integrated thinking and integrated reporting are an inherent part of this function. Please click for the English language report on the IFA website.

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