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Rising Trust in Sustainability Reporting Around the World

Public opinion poll on social and environmental corporate performance
Press Release

October 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Research across 27 markets has found that trust in how companies communicate their sustainability performance has increased to a record 51% this year, with significant variations by country.

The survey from GlobeScan and GRI asked 1,000 people in each location to indicate whether they agree that companies are honest and truthful about their social and environmental performance. The level of trust is the highest since the survey began in 2003, when it was at 30%.

Water and Pandemics

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by Alina Donets, lead portfolio manager and a Vice President with Allianz Global Investors 

Transparency on Oil and Gas Sector Impacts

First GRI Sector Standard is one step closer – as public comment period starts
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July 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A proposed sustainability reporting standard for oil and gas companies identifies climate change as the single biggest challenge facing the sector.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E4: Jeff Senne, PwC

Make Equity a Business Priority
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PwC has been recognized time and again for its responsible business practices and its organizational culture. In this week's episode of Pro Bono Perspectives, Host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly interviews PwC Responsible Business Leader Jeff Senne, a key leader in PwC’s shift from corporate responsibility to responsible business leadership. Jeff speaks to PwC’s business imperative to create a more equitable society, which he pursues through the lens of digital inclusion.

Tax Transparency: The Time for Change is Now

By Judy Kuszewski, Chair of the Global Reporting Initiative’s Global Sustainability Standards Board
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On 3 April 2016, the world woke up to revelations in the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper laying bare the murky use of offshore financial services and shell companies, which some individuals and companies were using to minimize their tax liabilities.

The Panama Papers, as the multi-country investigation became known, provided sensational stories involving politicians, rock stars and royalty. But what it also laid bare was the scale of global business’s tax avoidance – often entirely legal.

First Global Standard for Tax Transparency

No hiding place: companies need to demonstrate they pay their fair share
Press Release

The launch of a new tax reporting standard that seeks to ensure multinationals are much clearer about how much – and where – they pay their taxes has received widespread international support.

The GRI Tax Standard is the first global standard for comprehensive tax disclosure at the country-by-country level. It supports public reporting of a company’s business activities and payments within tax jurisdictions, as well as their approach to tax strategy and governance.

Business Won’t Operate Sustainably but We Can’t Regulate Them or Else? I Don’t Accept That.

The idea that you can’t push too hard or else companies will leave is a convenient position for profit obsessed corporations.
Blog

By Brad Zarnett

Last week I was engaged in a conversation with a highly respected sustainability colleague. We both have a similar vision for a better planet but we have a fundamental difference of opinion on how to get there.

It’s Time for Business Leaders to Take Off the Blinders

By Tim Mohin, Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative
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The pledge by 181 CEO members of the Business Roundtable that their companies will now serve all stakeholders, not just shareholders, has ignited fierce debate. But, in my humble opinion, it is largely a false debate.

5 Reasons to Enter Ethical Corporation’s Awards

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The submission deadline for Ethical Corporation’s 10th Annual Responsible Business Awards is drawing ever closer and we’re still on the hunt for the ground-breaking initiatives that have brought sustainability to the fore over the past year.

This is your chance to be recognised, and what’s more, recognise colleagues, teams and partners who have worked tirelessly to forward the Responsible Business agenda.

5 reasons to enter the awards:

Get the Recognition You Deserve at Ethical Corporation’s Global Awards 2019

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Back for the 10th year running, Ethical Corporation's Responsible Business Awards 2019 are the world’s leading awards ceremony celebrating responsible business excellence.

This is your opportunity to be acknowledged as a leader in the world of responsible business.

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