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RIO+20 – the investors perspective

4 July 2012 in Blog posts

Last week, in the footsteps of the Rio +20 conference the International Corporate Governance Network ((ICGN) and the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) held their respective annual conferences back to back. Paragraph 47 and its implications for investors triggered a lot of debate. Monday’s open meeting of the Integrated Business Reporting Committee of the …

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SA has edge on Corporate Reporting – Business Day

4 July 2012 in In the news

A report from Business Day regarding South Africa’s commitment to corporate sustainability reporting. At the UN Rio+20 conference, South Africa has been asked to assist other countries with their corporate sustainability work. South Africa is currently working to help provide the “necessary enabling framework” for corporate sustainability performance and reporting. Read the full article

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Paragraph 47 of the Rio Outcome Document

3 July 2012 in In the news

Paragraph 47 of the Outcome Statement in full:  We acknowledge the importance of corporate sustainability reporting and encourage companies, where appropriate, especially publicly listed and large companies, to consider integrating sustainability information into their reporting cycle. We encourage industry, interested governments as well as relevant stakeholders with the support of the UN system, an appropriate, …

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The IIRC at Rio+20

1 July 2012 in In the news

The IIRC actively participated in a number of events before and after the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). Prior to the Summit, we participated in the “Compact 4 Rio Corporate Sustainability Forum”. We also engaged with investors at conferences hosted by the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) and the Principles for Responsible Investment …

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Rio+20 – a step towards <IR>

25 June 2012 in Blog posts

Rio+20 – a step towards <IR> As you will appreciate, natural and social ‘capital’ are essential parts of the integrated reporting <IR> framework, two of the six capitals, and these were the focus of the Rio+20 summit.  I have just returned from this hugely energising and encouraging ten days at the UN Conference on Sustainable …

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Coalition calls on Rio+20 participants to agree on corporate reporting reforms

21 June 2012 in In the news

The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Coalition (CSRC) calls on United Nations Rio+20 participants to agree to significant changes in corporate reporting.  The coalition’s members, a unique combination of pension funds, asset managers, church organizations, charities and professional bodies, manage over US$2 trillion in savings and includes industry bodies which represent more than US$50 trillion of assets …

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Integrated Reporting – Performance Insight Through Better Business Reporting

19 June 2012 in In the news

The second edition of the publication from KPMG on Integrated Reporting. It discusses; Telling the Value creation story Integrated  Reporting in practice: South Africa What does an Integrated Report look like? Better Corporate Responsibility Reporting Applying Integrated Reporting principles in the public sector Active governance: the core of Better Business Reporting Common questions Read the …

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Paul Druckman, A Green Economy through Sustainability Reporting: On Report or Explain and G4 – Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum

19 June 2012 in In the news

Paul Druckman speaks at the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum on the 16th June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He discusses how greater transparency in Corporate Reporting in line with the Rio+20 outcomes can lead to greater accountability. The event focuses around the Global Reporting Initiative’s next generation of sustainability reporting guidelines – G4. View …

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