BlackRock building

30 October, 2020

BlackRock backs global sustainability reporting standards

BlackRock, the world’s biggest fund manager, has put its shoulder behind the creation of a single set of global sustainability reporting standards. The support is timely. If implemented, new stan...
Interconnected points on a globe

30 October, 2020

Sustainability in spotlight at IIRC Global Conference

The growing importance of integrated reporting will be explored in November when experts, business leaders and investors from around the world gather online to explore the issue of sustainable value c...
carbon emissions, CO2, sustainability reporting

18 February, 2020

Better sustainability disclosures require clear reporting boundaries

Following news of Oxford Brookes University’s recent analysis and the
smoke from coal-powered plant stacks

27 January, 2020

How to hold businesses to account on carbon? Include their supply chains

Donald Trump may not believe climate change is happening, but most business leaders do and it is no surprise to see it

24 January, 2020

UK firms urged to improve carbon emissions reporting

UK companies need to improve their carbon emissions reporting, according to new research. The study uncovered big spikes in reported emissions, suggesting unexplained volatility. The examination of...
Hong Kong skyline

14 January, 2020

Hong Kong companies ‘failing to integrate ESG’ into policies and planning

Hong Kong markets often draw the eye of global observers, but this time it's for the wrong reasons. A report says that companies in the territory have yet to integrate environmental, social and govern...
Hong Kong

14 August, 2019

Controversy in Hong Kong over mandatory ESG reporting

While protests over Hong Kong’s political future make headlines around the world, there is another much quieter battle going on behind the scenes over the future of the territory’s corporate gover...
UN SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals

5 July, 2019

Integrated reporting: a framework for a more sustainable future

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) are working together to help companies report their performance, as the world looks to ach...
Laptop showing green sustainability reports

26 June, 2019

‘Single all-encompassing framework’ needed for sustainability reporting

When it comes to sustainability reporting, corporate accounting departments are confronted with a plethora of choices; a huge number of systems that could be used to report a company’s environmental...
deforestation, environment

18 June, 2019

CDP criticises top companies over environmental disclosures

Being named and shamed is never a comfortable event, but hundreds of companies this week shared the experience as campaigners criticised their lack of transparency on environmental information. Ama...