Greenstone has published a Sustainability Reporting Frameworks Guide to help companies understand and navigate the global sustainability reporting landscape.
In recent years, regulatory developments, investor demand and public awareness have brought sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations to the forefront of the corporate agenda. Sustainability reporting helps organisations to measure, understand and communicate their ESG performance and impact and provides transparency to consumers, investors and other stakeholders. It also enables organisations to reduce their impacts and risks, achieve their sustainability goals and become responsible businesses.
Alongside government regulation, a wide range of voluntary reporting frameworks have emerged to help companies report on their sustainability data, each with a different audience focus, disclosure requirement and methodology. This flooded reporting landscape has resulted in companies under-reporting due to a paralysis of choice, or over-reporting and experiencing “reporting fatigue”.
The aim of this guide is to provide high-level information on some of the primary sustainability reporting frameworks to help reporting organisations to make comparisons and decide on which is most appropriate for them to use.
This guide includes:
- An introduction to the sustainability reporting landscape
- Why report?
- What needs to be reported?
- Who is the audience?
- When and where to report
- Spotlight on major reporting frameworks including CDP, GRI, SASB, the SDGs and TCFD.
Greenstone's sustainability reporting software - Frameworks module
Greenstone’s Frameworks module, part of Greenstone’s sustainability reporting software solution, enables clients to meet the reporting requirements of global sustainability reporting frameworks. These include GRI Standards, CDP, UNGC, TCFD, SDGs and many leading financial exchange reporting schemes around the world including SGX, JSE SI, DJSI and FTSE4Good.
With this award-winning sustainability reporting software, you can define unique question sets from these frameworks based on their relevance and materiality to your organisation. Data and supporting information is then collected across the organisation before being consolidated into internal and external reporting templates as required.