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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ESG Disclosure: Investors’ New Obsession

Are you ready to bare it all? In a major shift in attitudes toward sustainability and the role of business in society, environmental,…
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What’s ‘Material’ When It Comes to Sustainability in Business?

Teaming up to help define what exactly is "material" when it comes to sustainability in business, a new research report from GRI and…
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Chicken of the Sea Cuts Water Use, Waste

Chicken of the Sea's sustainability report documents company efforts, with a focus on “four pillars” of sustainability, and sets goals to be met…
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Sodexo: 419,317 Reasons to Report on Sustainability

In the run-up to the fourth annual Smarter Sustainability Conference in London on Feb. 24, I took the opportunity to talk to Neil…

5 Ways to Make Sustainability Reporting More Sustainable

As we move into 2015 and face another year of corporate efforts to improve impacts, manage risk and engage with the new opportunities…

BP: Back in the Picture

Elaine Cohen recently navigated to BP's sustainability and reporting site after several years of not paying close attention. The corporate social responsibility expert…
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What’s Next For CR? Thoughts and Predictions for 2015

Shannon Schuyler of PwC shares her predictions for the year to come.
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Pitfalls in Measuring Corporate Sustainability

While many tools exist to give companies a way to report on their corporate sustainability practices, many firms struggle to use them properly.

Waste Management Tackles Landfill Diversion

Waste Management is known for collecting trash. However, the company is making strides to reduce the amount of trash that ends up in…

Latest Sustainability Assessment Tools: S-CORE and Future-Fit

Two new tools featured at last month's ISSP Conference, S-CORE and The Future-Fit Business Benchmark, are helping businesses better assess sustainability.
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Where Do Companies Source Their Materiality Data?

Do all companies conduct interviews on employees? Analyze their reputation on social media? Meet external stakeholders in person? Can we observe differences among…
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Sustainability Accounting Standards Matter Now: Reflections from ISSP ’14

The 2014 ISSP conference highlighted many standards within the sustainability reporting realm. The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board's budding presence suggests it is gaining…
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What It Takes to Change the Way the World Eats for the Better

Deanna Bratter of WhiteWave Foods explains how the company makes sustainable acquisitions, like Horizon and Earthbound, to enhance its triple bottom line --…

Are We There Yet? Bringing a New Framework to Sustainability

New tools aim to better track corporate sustainability progress against meaningful goals.
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Unpacking the Layers of Life Cycle Assessment

We have all heard the old axiom that states, “What gets measured gets managed.” But sustainability practitioners are frequently confronted with a tough…