Less medley, more value

Creating a New Quality For Corporate Reporting - As European policy makers press ahead to promote sustainable investment, stakeholders are stepping up the discussion about standardizing ESG-related metrics and non-financial disclosure This week at the COP24 climate summit in Katowice, Poland, the discussion about how to implement the directives of the Paris Agreement is in … Continue reading Less medley, more value

“The Corporate Reporting Dialogue Is Looking for Alignment, Not for One Common Framework”

I had a chance to talk to Wim Bartels in his capacity of Progamme Lead at the Corporate Reporting Dialogue (CRD) about key issues and initiatives around the further development of corporate reporting. In our interview, we address topics like the CRD’s objectives and alleged competition, the convergence of non-financial and financial reporting frameworks, integrated versus multiple reporting, PDF versus HTML, and the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools.

Unleashing the Power of Online Reporting

Confronted with an ever-growing demand for transparency and materiality, companies need to find an adequate format to publish both financial and pre-financial information to their stakeholders in an effective way. While traditional reporting reaches its limits, online integrated reporting features a number of key advantages that enable them to get the job done.  It is fair to … Continue reading Unleashing the Power of Online Reporting

Stepping Into The Light

How smart sustainability communication is bringing SMEs out of the shadows.  When it comes to sustainability communications, it seems like small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been operating on the dark side of the moon. From a global perspective, even though many of these companies engage as good corporate citizens in their local communities, the light … Continue reading Stepping Into The Light

ESG Ratings – Quo Vadis?

An outlook on the sustainability ratings market --- This article goes beyond the findings of a scientific study about sustainable investing and ESG ratings published in 2016 on Academia. It accounts for some significant events that took place in the ESG ratings industry more recently.  The ESG ratings industry is in full transition. Driven by the demand … Continue reading ESG Ratings – Quo Vadis?