Reporting

December 1, 2022

Best Corporate Report Awards 2022

December 1, 2022

Best Corporate & Sustainability Report 2021 Awards

November 22, 2022

Purpose, people and planet

A new playbook offers actionable insights for not-for-profits and charities which have a critical role in the transition to a sustainable future.
November 3, 2022

ESG in Deals and Investment

October 20, 2022

A new CA ANZ playbook shows inventive ways of working can create a more inclusive and fair workplace, narrow the gender pay gap, attract talented professionals and provide an impetus to growth.

October 4, 2022

Sustainability Performance – An Agenda for Action

September 30, 2022

Overview of ESG Phenomenon

Climate change is impacting us globally and affecting the way businesses are being conducted. The affects that the weather has brought can be seen to be changing the way people live their daily lives. In order to have a sustainable business the owners have realized that to participate in keeping a minimum impact of climate change the business operations can contribute, be it in the ambit of reducing carbon emissions or creating an environment whereby the parties collaborating in a business activity all are brought towards the direction of positive impact on having a safe living environment.
September 30, 2022

Climate Change

Our planet is heating up rapidly and it’s a scientific fact that humanity will face disaster if we don’t cut down on greenhouse gas emissions massively and quickly. But climate change itself is not our problem. It’s merely a symptom of another problem that’s even bigger in scale and that many people don’t quite see yet. If we don’t succeed in understanding and solving this core problem (which is the root cause of many other problems as well), we won’t be able to tackle climate change either.
September 29, 2022

Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance Management

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance or ESG is a program, an approach or rather a conduct to gauge the extent to which the organization works on social, environmental and governance motto besides its ultimate objective of profit maximization for its shareholders. ESG program is now more of a obligation or necessity that has become integral part of any industry to build a sustainable business. ESG represents a more stakeholder oriented approach rather than shareholder centric approach for undertaking business.
September 29, 2022

ESG Risks – an Overview

ESG stands for Environment, Social and Corporate Governance Management. It is an emerging area in corporate strategy and risk governance to ensure sustainability of an entity with an extra focus from investment community in general, and the global regulators for financial institutions. However, the implications are equally critical for industries.
September 29, 2022

ESG – As “good” as it sounds?

Modern times have brought about such sophistication in investment decisions that encompass around much more than lone “profit motive” for conscious investors. “Enviro-Socio-Governance” (ESG), are the core elements at heart, for preliminary screening process employed by investors acting responsibly, that define what boxes need a must check, before assigning a prospective investment, the “good-to-go” tag. In 2021, US witnessed a whopping $5 trillion increase in investors’ assets hand-picked using this responsible approach. Moreover, companies have come forward in the race to lead from front, as the most ESG compliant businesses, to foster their market repute and ultimately boost market capitalization through sensible gain in stock value. Interestingly, one third of all the assets that are being professionally managed globally, are considered to be ESG compliant, totaling roughly to $30 trillion in 2021.
September 29, 2022

Environmental, Social and Cover Story Corporate Governance (ESG) – Corporate Realization

Climate change is impacting us globally and affecting the way businesses are being conducted. The affects that the weather has brought can be seen to be changing the way people live their daily lives. In order to have a sustainable business the owners have realized that to participate in keeping a minimum impact of climate change the business operations can contribute, be it in the ambit of reducing carbon emissions or creating an environment whereby the parties collaborating in a business activity all are brought towards the direction of positive impact on having a safe living environment.
September 29, 2022

Environmental, social, and governance investment concerns

According to the current challenges world is facing these days and debates going on around the globe world, it is highly predicted that, the size of ESG investment is likely to increase on a large scale in coming future. Based on the following, there are some ESG investment concerns need to be addressed.
September 29, 2022

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Management for Information Technology (IT) Industry

In post COVID-19 era, importance of ESG management for IT industry is widely increased. For IT companies, in addition to the purely financial results, stakeholders are also evaluating the firms’ response and performance in the black swan event through ESG criteria.
September 29, 2022

Business Responsibilities, Investment Decisions & Legislations

As businesses progress to the Industrialization age in human history many lethal effects of businesses started affecting the society. Hence, a need for legislation arise to tame haphazard industrialization and reduce hazardous effects on human society. The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) framework was introduced. Fulfilling of such responsibilities involves the incurrence of cost. The advance form of a CSR model is the ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Management) that are used nowadays by investors while making investment decisions. Investors also belong to the same society. The paradigm shift in investor thinking is a result of the information age and awareness among the investors and the desire to make a good return to the society which is also endorsed by their customers. Today’s investor is smart enough to make investment decisions considering the ESG model and in turn gets an internal peace of mind for himself and for his customers.
September 29, 2022

Sustainability Reporting and Enterprise Value – Why it is relevant for industry and profession

In recent years various governments, investors, lenders, corporates, and many public forums around the world are extensively discussing the responsible behavior of businesses. This covers business activities having impacts on the environment, social and governance (ESG) aspects mainly the climate change, natural resources, pollution, waste, human capital, product safety and quality, access to finance, diversity, anti-corruption, anti-competitive, etc.
September 29, 2022

IFAC calls on global business leadership to drive trust and sustainable value creation by championing an “integrated mindset”

Functional and information silos within organizations are barriers to delivering high-quality sustainability-related information, which is necessary for decision making and trustworthy corporate reporting.
September 29, 2022

Green Accounting, Myth or Reality? Is there a win win situation for corporates and environment?

Green Accounting refers to accounting information that is associated with the indirect costs of economic activities and how do these have an impact on the environment, which in turn would influence the decision making process of a company. It focuses on preventing and reducing harmful effects on the environment that are caused due to the operations of an organizations. If this method is applied in an effective manner, it would lead to a reduction in costs as well as an improvement in environmental performance which is achieved by not only using environmental friendly technology but also manufacturing products in a way that do not damage the environment.
September 29, 2022

Evolution of Regulatory Frameworks for Environmental Reporting A Comprehensive Analysis with Special Reference to India and Bangladesh

Corporate environmental reporting is a significant way in providing the actual scenario of the organizations’ environmental performance with the purpose of acknowledging their impact on natural system. It is also necessary for taking any controlling measure or developing corporate and national policy for reducing or avoiding environmental cost and hazards in achieving sustainable development.
September 29, 2022

European Commission adopts corporate sustainability due diligence Directive proposal

On 23 February 2022, the European Commission (EC) adopted a proposal for a Directive on corporate sustainability due diligence. The proposal aims to foster sustainable and responsible corporate behaviour throughout global value chains.