Megatrends such as resource scarcity, climate change, and technological breakthroughs are changing the competitive landscape. Impacts may include increases in extreme weather and rising sea levels, which could make traditional methods of farming, hunting, and fishing difficult or impossible in some places. The need for sustainable solutions may well be at odds with the need for resources to fuel growth and feed populations. As organizations update their sustainability strategies, boards are increasingly engaging with stakeholders to prepare for the future.
SASB report highlights room for growth in sustainability disclosures
In its inaugural State of Disclosure 2016 report, the SASB highlighted that while 81% of the 713 SEC filings the group analyzed included some information about sustainability, the information was not consistent, not always tailored to the specific company and didn’t always include metrics.
In brief: SASB publishes its Implementation Guide for Companies
A reference document for companies who are in the process of integrating the use of Sustainability Accounting Standards into their existing corporate reporting.