Sizing ISO 26000 two years later

Sizing ISO 26000 two years later

Let's face it, "social responsibility" (SR) is complex. When SR experts and representatives from national standards bodies world-wide met in Geneva this week to discuss progress in the use of ISO 26000, a common concern raised by representatives of small Continue reading →

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Are banking values bankrupt?

Are banking values bankrupt?

It has of late become significantly less glamorous to admit that you work in the banking sector. The banking crisis of 2008 and ensuing world financial crisis have been accompanied by a series of scandals and shocks involving major banks. Continue reading →

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Basel III and ESG: What’s on the table?

Basel III and ESG: What’s on the table?

Rescue packages and financial regulation remain in the headlines. Seeking to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis of early 2008 onwards, the Basel III requirements have zoomed in on the capital adequacy (capital buffers), leverage ratios and market liquidity Continue reading →

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G4 and IR1 compared: Time to align forces

G4 and IR1 compared: Time to align forces

How does G4 and IR1 compare? How do they complement each other? A comparative analysis is now available (click here - Comparative Table), highlighting extracts from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)’s G4 that logically link with the latest International Integrated Continue reading →

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G4 and IR1: Updated Comparison

G4 and IR1: Updated Comparison

An updated Comparative Table (click here) on the core requirements of the Integrated Reporting Framework (IR1 - Consultation Draft) and the G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines is now available, based on the final version of the G4 launched by the Global Reporting Continue reading →

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Lessons from Nelson Mandela for business leadership

Lessons from Nelson Mandela for business leadership

Enterprise 21st century has a vacancy: visionary leadership. As we celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela this week, media reports are full of stories from people of all walks of life about how Madiba, in person and image, inspired them. Continue reading →

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New IIRC Framework and GRI’s G4 aligned: Revised Comparative Table

New IIRC Framework and GRI’s G4 aligned: Revised Comparative Table

Following the launch of the IIRC's International <IR> Framework in December, a revised Comparative Table (click here) on the core requirements of the Integrated Reporting Framework (IR1) and the G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines is now available. It lists the core requirements Continue reading →

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Good bye sustainability reports, hello sustainability reporting…

Good bye sustainability reports, hello sustainability reporting…

Internet Disclosure: Part I Taking sustainability reporting to the next level in coming years will have to be about "Materialnet". This was evident during an international reporting workshop and my meeting with managers from reporting companies in Europe this April. Continue reading →

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Welcome to Materialnet, hyper relevant…

Welcome to Materialnet, hyper relevant…

Internet Disclosure: Part IIThe benefits of online reporting reporting has not escaped top Chinese companies listed on the stock exchanges of Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. In a country with millions of Internet users, research has shown how listed companies Continue reading →

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Big Data and Materiality: Lost in translation?

Big Data and Materiality: Lost in translation?

Data was the centre of excitement at the GRI Global Conference held in Amsterdam this past May of 2016. Having been part of the GRI process since its foundational days, it has been fascinating to see the movement evolve from Continue reading →

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Materiality: Talking heads, talking numbers and talking finance…

Materiality: Talking heads, talking numbers and talking finance…

Materiality had some sober moments at the GRI Global Conference in Amsterdam this May. It was evident that established reporters are asking more pertinent questions about the value of the materiality determination process. Some are starting to do it less Continue reading →

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