sustainability reporting

Intro to Sustainability Reporting

There are many ways to report on a company’s corporate social responsibility. For a quick intro, please read:

For a deeper dive, this page contains our most recent stories about all kinds of sustainability reporting.

If you’d like to learn more about how to write a CSR or sustainability report, please consider taking a course. Here’s a list of upcoming trainings.

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6 Ways to Make Your Sustainability Data Count

How can you turn a mountain of sustainability data into engaging, useful information? Sustainability data fiend Majonne Frost from Bioregional offers her advice.
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Q&A: GRI Expert Alyson Genovese on the Changing CR Reporting Landscape and What You Need to Know

Alyson Genovese, GRI’s head of corporate and stakeholder relations in the U.S. and Canada, explains what corporations need to know about the changing…
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Leave Spreadsheets Behind and Overcome Reporting Fatigue

The pain points are many for companies that use spreadsheets to collect and organize environmental and corporate social responsibility data.
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Is Competition Between Sustainability Reporting Standards Healthy?

Competition in well-functioning markets tends to increase product innovation and quality and lower prices. But is this the case in the market for…
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Beyond the SEC and Disclosure: Why Materiality Matters

How do companies best address the differing concepts of materiality across the various sustainability reporting frameworks? Eight of the world’s biggest names in…
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Monsanto 2015 Sustainability Report: Does It Go Far Enough?

Reductions in water usage, a drop in emissions and bolder goals are among the highlights of Monsanto's 2015 report. It also increased production…
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Shareholder Resolution Urges Chipotle to Link Executive Pay and Sustainability

In a 10-page filing submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission, two financial advisory firms are urging Chipotle’s shareholders to vote in favor…
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The Next Era of Corporate Disclosure: Digital, Responsible, Interactive

Is sustainability reporting as we now know it getting the job done?
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GRI and the SDG Compass: Moving Beyond the Report

The Paris Agreement and SDGs integrate the highest aspirations of the world community, defining the path for a world in transformation. Every sector…
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How the Global Reporting Initiative is Moving CSR Forward in Kenya

Sub-Saharan Africa is ready to tackle Integrated Reporting. Some are already integrating sustainability topics within their annual reports. Others are working to define…
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The Anatomy of Healthy CSR Reporting

An effectively-communicated corporate social responsibility (CSR) story can produce tremendous benefits for an organization – from engaged stakeholders to a growing bottom line.…
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The Top 5 CSR, Sustainability and Employee Engagement Reports of 2015 – And Why They’re Important

Susan Hunt Stevens, founder and CEO of WeSpire, outlines the most compelling corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability and employee engagement reports of the…
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CSR After the Volkswagen Scandal

In the weeks following the Volkswagen emissions scandal, critics have been queuing up to slam the whole concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR)…
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More Innovation is Needed in Sustainability Reporting: Consider ‘4-D’

Caterina Camerani, a sustainability expert at AkzoNobel, recently attended the New Metrics’15 conference in Boston, where she gave a keynote address and presented…
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How Some Long-Term Investors are Fighting for Sustainability

Last week, Ceres released an illuminating analysis of how some major companies are responding to shareholder engagement on environmental, social and governance (ESG)…