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18 Mar 22

Greenstone publishes glossary for Sustainability & ESG professionals

Greenstone has published a 'Sustainability & ESG' Glossary. This glossary, providing definitions of the most commonly used terms and concepts in sustainability and ESG reporting, is designed to help sustainability professionals stay up to date with terms, acronyms, frameworks and reporting standards.

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Sustainability , Environment , ESG

14 Jun 21

IIRC and SASB form the Value Reporting Foundation

This week, the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) officially announced their merger to form the Value Reporting Foundation.

This merger is providing a comprehensive suite of tools to assess, manage and communicate value.

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Sustainability , Frameworks , SASB

3 Feb 21

Blackrock’s 2021 letter to CEOs and what is means for ESG reporting

Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, an American multinational investment management corporationhas released his annual letter to CEOs.

 

The events of 2020 and the need for companies to transition to a net-zero economy, shaped this year’s letter. The past months have been challenging in so many ways. Nonetheless, there are signs of promise, including businesses that have moved forcefully to face climate risk.

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Sustainability , Environment , ESG

6 Jan 21

Top 5 sustainability, ESG & supply chain reporting trends for 2021

With the turn of a New Year, sustainability, ESG and supply chain software solutions provider Greenstone, reflects on 2020 and pulls out some key reporting trends to watch out for in 2021. Here are the top 5:

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Sustainability , supplychain , ESG , Frameworks

3 Dec 20

KPMG survey on global trends in sustainability reporting

KPMG released its 11th edition of the KPMG Survey of Sustainability Reporting this week. This annual survey has tracked monumental changes in sustainability reporting since the survey was first published in 1993. This year, KPMG professionals reviewed sustainability reporting from 5,200 companies across 52 countries and jurisdictions, making this the most extensive survey in the series to date.

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Sustainability , GRI , SDGs , ESG , TCFD

29 Sep 20

Global sustainability reporting frameworks guide

Greenstone has published a Sustainability Reporting Frameworks Guide to help companies understand and navigate the global sustainability reporting landscape.

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Sustainability , Frameworks

15 Jul 20

GRI & SASB announce collaboration in sustainability reporting

This week, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) announced a collaborative work plan. This announcement is an important step towards increasing clarity and transparency in the sustainability reporting landscape.

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Sustainability , Frameworks

13 Jul 20

EU Taxonomy regulation – key impacts for companies & investors (FAQs)

Yesterday, the EU Commission’s Taxonomy Regulation entered into law, marking a significant step in sustainable finance. The EU Taxonomy is a classification tool aimed at investors, companies and issuers to better define the environmental performance of economic activities across a wide range of sectors, and will give clarity to the requirements economic activities must meet to be considered “green”.  

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Sustainability , ESG , Frameworks

9 Jun 20

Webinar - how sustainability software enables long term climate action

Greenstone has partnered with CDP to hold a webinar on ‘How to use software to achieve your long-term climate goals and reach Net Zero’ on 17 June. This session is being held as part of CDP’s 2020 Global Workshop Series. Greenstone is a proud sponsor of this series of virtual global and regional events running through until mid-July.

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Sustainability , Event , Environment

11 May 20

The importance of long-term ESG data management resilience

David Wynn, Managing Director North America at Greenstone, writes the following article.

I was recently on a call with a Fortune 500 company who had a decade of ESG reporting under their belt and several well-earned sector leadership titles in their trophy cabinet. Sustainability is deeply embedded in their business but like companies more broadly, they have seen a significant ramp up in investor pressure and ESG information requests in the last 12 months. 

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Sustainability , Environment , ESG