• The only Certainty about the Future is the Fact that the Future is Uncertain

    Dr. Luis Vera Pedro

    Since its inception, BONWS Seguros S.A. has been adding value by providing financial peace of mind as well as stability to its clients and ensuring that the financial consequences of their risks are handled.  more[...]  login_required

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    Dr. Luis Vera Pedro
  • Improving Health and Quality of Life Through Measurement

    Erkki Järvinen

    Poor air quality kills millions of people every year and causes health problems in varying degrees of severity. Addressing this problem requires a solid understanding of the atmosphere, which can be achieved only through observations, both globally and locally. For more than 80 years, Vaisala has provided high-quality instruments for measuring the environment and has recently expanded to air-quality observations in order to provide the data needed to take action toward cleaner air.  more[...]

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  • Uncovering Hidden Know-How

    Harburg-Freudenberger Group

    The subject of CSR has become a very important topic at our company, which is the world’s leading machine manufacturer for the rubber processing industry. However, this came as no surprise, as manufacturers from many industries have been focusing intently on CSR certifi cation for quite some time now. This involves – in the broadest possible sense – effi ciency, sustainability, and the documentation of every imaginable procedure in the company, including quality concerns.  more[...]

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  • CCC's Commitment to Sustainable Development

    Lila Angelopoulou
    Dimitra Ntalachani, CCC
    Consolidated Contractors Company

    We recognize that CCC’s long-term success is directly linked with the existence of a prosperous global society and a greener environment. Therefore, we are committed to understanding how our growth can better interact with the welfare and development of the communities, ecologies, and economies in which we operate. We aim to increasingly embed the principles of sustainable development into our business. We go about this by incorporating sustainability values into strategic planning, training, and stakeholder engagement as well as by intensifying the implementation of sustainability measures.  more[...]

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  • What Gets Measured Can Be Controlled and Managed

    Consolidated Contractors Company

    Realizing the needs for sustainability efforts and plans to reduce CO2 footprints are guiding the construction industry toward new ways to optimize job execution, resulting in higher competitiveness. Asset management and equipment used in the construction industry – along with their associated running requirements, utilization, and health and fuel consumption – are major governing factors in sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions.  more[...]

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  • AAIB – Maximizing Value Beyond Disclosure

    Perihan Abdel Ghaly, Arab African International Bank
    Arab African International Bank

    Having reached a decade plus in sustainability and business innovation, the Arab African International Bank (AAIB) has served as a leader in Egypt and the MENA region and a trendsetter in the financial sector regarding banking and finance sustainability.  more[...]

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  • G4 Forefront Course

    G4 Forefront is a continuous learning program designed exclusively for GRI GOLD Community members to assist you in the application of the G4 Guidelines. The program is designed around a yearly webinar series to support both rst time as well as experienced reporters looking for more guidance and inspiration.  more[...]

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  • Steering BASF’s Portfolio toward Sustainability

    Dr. Dirk Voeste, BASF
    Dr. Andreas Kicherer, BASF
    Annette Höllebrand, BASF

    For 150 years, BASF has been creating chemistry to find new and better solutions for its customers. Following its company purpose – “We create chemistry for a sustainable future” – BASF is focusing on chemical innovations that help customers contribute to sustainability. To meet customer needs even better in the future and to secure long-term business success, BASF has set itself the target to further increase this share of sustainable solutions. BASF has analyzed and evaluated the sustainability aspects of its entire product portfolio and established a new process for steering its portfolio based on sustainability criteria. Already in 2014, 23 percent of global sales were generated by innovative products and solutions with a significant contribution toward sustainability in its application.  more[...]

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  • Mandatory CSR

    Disclosure efforts by governments around the world  more[...]

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  • European Union Introduces Mandatory Reporting

    In April 2014 the European Parliament adopted the long-awaited directive on the disclosure of nonfinancial and diversity information by certain large companies, amending the 2013 Accounting Directive. The directive, which adopts a report-or-explain approach, introduces measures that will strengthen the transparency and accountability of an estimated 6,000 companies in the EU.  more[...]

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  • Sustainability Standards for US Corporate 10-K Reporting

    The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) provides sustainability accounting standards for use by publicly listed corporations in the United States when disclosing material sustainability issues for the benefit of investors and the public. SASB standards are designed for disclosure in mandatory filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), such as the 10-K and 20-F forms. SASB is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is accredited to set standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  more[...]

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  • Integrated Reporting

    Growing expectations of stakeholders and legislators as well as the steady growth of global trade f ows have added signif cantly to the complexity of businesses. This comes along with the call for a more holistic reporting of companies’ f nancial and nonf nancial performance. This is the core idea behind integrated reporting: It wants to provided in a coherent way a clear link between economic drivers, f nancial information, and social and environmental impacts. While the concept is clear, the roadmap is still vague. The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) shall help to overcome this.  more[...]

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  • Unpacking the CSR-CFP Link

    Prof Francesco Perrini, Università Bocconi
    Prof Angeloantonio Russo, LUM University
    Prof Antonio Tencati, Università degli Studi di Brescia
    Clodia Vurro, Università Bocconi

    The continuing financial crisis calls for different managerial paradigms and a broader definition of business success. The narrow and exclusive focus on short-term monetary results has led to counter-productive and negative consequences for business and society. All over the world, different approaches are emerging. Thanks to innovative corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices, a great number of firms have been working with stakeholders in order to support broad and shared value-creation processes that are able to benefit the different constituencies, including not only shareholders but also employees, customers, suppliers, the community in which the company operates, and others.  more[...]

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  • When does it pay? Linking Carbon and Financial Performance

    Prof Timo Busch, University of Hamburg

    Why do firms have a management orientation toward sustainability? How should society reconcile the dilemma of maximizing satisfaction today without placing an undue burden upon ourselves in the future? In the strategy literature, a related question remains fiercely debated: Does it pay to address ecological and social issues?  more[...]

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    Prof Timo Busch, University of Hamburg 
  • What Are the Benefits of Integrated Reporting?

    Nicolette Behncke, PwC

    Integrated reporting moves beyond a silo approach of information gathering and reporting toward a more comprehensive assessment and presentation of a company’s value and performance. This offers various benefits, such as giving organizations a more holistic view of information relevant to their strategies, business models, and abilities to create and sustain value in the short, medium, and long term.  more[...]

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    Nicolette Behncke, PwC 




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