A heated debate has highlighted two rival sustainability reporting standards' differences at a time when the world's biggest companies are crying out for common ground to measure their impact on the planet.
In a recent study, media experts found that domestic socio-economic and political factors such as national income and press freedom influence how local media portray the climate crisis. In reporting a global phenomenon, how have journalists brought home the story of climate change?
More of China's vast corporations are opening up about their impact on the environment. But how real are their claims, and what difference is the rise of sustainability reporting really making? Eco-Business interviewed the former head of GRI China, Yuan Yuan, to find out.
Pat Dwyer and Carissa Pobre –
Companies in the Philippines that report on sustainability for mere compliance are missing out on a real opportunity to drive profits and create meaningful societal change, write The Purpose Business's Pat Dwyer and Carissa Pobre.
Dimitrinka Atanasova and Kjersti Fløttum –
On a mission to convey the environmental crises unfolding around the world, British news outlet The Guardian has altered its style guide, spurring other media organisations to consider switching to terms such as climate emergency or breakdown. How else can the media effectively tell the story of climate change?
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How do people respond to media coverage of weather influenced by climate change? Research shows that reporting the link between climate change and hazardous weather may actually increase the scepticism of sceptics, even in the face of blatant contrary evidence.
Sustainability reporting season is here. But sustainability reporting is an ineffective, bloated system, writes John Pabon. Reports should evolve from dense corporate documents that few people have time to read, he argues.
Green business is a win-win for all, but the private sector alone cannot finance its growth. Here's how policymakers can help scale up Asia's sustainable business, write Asian Development Bank's Daniele Ponzi and Erin Jan Sinogba.
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The new GRI Standards by the Global Reporting Initiative moves from merely recommending what to report to identifying exactly what businesses and investors are required to publicly disclose on their impacts.
Want to know more about sustainability reporting, but don't know where to begin? Eco-Business and simpleshow have produced an easy-to-understand clip that explains it all in less than three minutes.
The Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development will be held for the third year in Singapore, where delegates will address why redefining prosperity to include economic, social and natural systems is necessary for sustainable growth
Singapore-based companies are starting on the journey towards sustainability, although most of them have not yet made the connection between corporate responsibility and profitability. This is the main finding of ...