WBCSD releases Reporting matters and highlights SBA’s involvement

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Geneva/London/Mexico City 16 October 2017: Spanning 157 leading companies from more than 20 sectors and 35 countries, this year’s research points to positive progress in corporate reporting and disclosure as well as a continued movement towards digital reporting.

74% of WBCSD member company reports reviewed improved their overall score compared to baseline year 2013, despite pressure to strike the balance between stakeholder needs and increased disclosure requirements.

Despite progress, however, companies still face increased pressure to report on a growing number of disclosure requirements, while also meeting the needs of a wider variety of key stakeholders. Companies must find ways to meet the challenge, making sure all reported information is concise and meaningful.

Reporting matters helps companies meet the challenge by providing good-practice examples as well as general trends and benchmarks over the past five years. This is particularly useful to business because insights can be shared across sectors for collective improvement.

Download the report at the WBCSD web site.

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Updated: 17 October 2017

Preview Briefing Series – COP23

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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (@UNFCCC) will next meet in Bonn, Germany, from 6 to 17 November for COP23 (@COP23) – the 23rd Conference of the Parties.

Leading up to the conference, SBA is providing briefings twice a week on key issues and their implications for business and government.

The briefings are made possible due to the support of the Carbon Reduction Institute.

Our Preview Briefings Series are on our COP23 page.

Updated: 13 October 2017


Briefing: National Environmental Economic Accounting

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In 2016 Australia’s Environment Ministers agreed that Commonwealth, state and territory governments would collaborate to develop a strategy for a common national approach to environmental – economic accounting by December 2017.  This important work will ensure accurate and reliable information is available to governments, communities and business to better understand the condition of the environment and its relationship with the economy, as well as a platform to make better and more informed decisions.

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Member Spotlight: Kimberly-Clark

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SBA CEO Andrew Petersen talks with Jacquie Fegent-McGeachie (Global Director – Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility Engagement) and Natalie Turner (Communications and Sustainability Manager) about the company’s sustainable business program globally and locally.