A report released recently by the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Focal Point USA, “Trends in External Assurance of Sustainability Reports: Spotlight on the USA”, found that while sustainability reporting in the United States continues to grow, corporate reporters in the U.S. are less likely to obtain third party assurance as their global peers. In the United States, 10 percent (26 out of 269 reporters) of GRI framework sustainability reports obtained external assurance in 2011. The international percentage is much higher at 38 percent.
These days, integrated reporting is a corporate dog everyone loves to kick.
People will tell you it’s a bore, a chore, a snore. It’s another corporate cost center, a straightjacket on corporate communication, a full-employment program dreamed up by do-gooders to give jobs to bean counters.
To its harshest critics, integrated reporting is not even a dog. It’s a tail that wants to wag the dog.
Governance & Accountability Institute Issues Final Call for Sustainability Reports Published by Corporations and Institutions in The USA, UK and Republic Of Ireland
New York, NY, February 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- Governance & Accountability Institute is issuing a final call for organizations headquartered in the U.S.A., U.K. and The Republic Ireland to submit their sustainability reports published during calendar year 2012. Organizations have until March 15th, 2013 to submit their reports for inclusion in the official GRI Global Reporting database.
Accountability-central.com AC Alert for February 12, 2012 And the Hits Keep on Coming!
AC Alert for February 12, 2012 And the Hits Keep on Coming!
Back in the 1970's and 1980's that slogan -- and the hits keep on coming! --- was used by on-air personalities at thousands of radio stations across the USA and around the world. It was one way of telling listeners that their station played more hit songs, all the time.
NEW YORK, December 17, 2011 /3BL Media/ - The rise in ESG / CSR / Sustainability reporting among U.S. companies in the S&P500 Index® and the Fortune 500® resulted in a dramatic increase from 2010 to 2011, according to an analysis released today by Governance & Accountability Institute.