Sustainability Reporting at Crossroads
Is sustainability reporting becoming interesting once again?
While an increasing number of sustainability experts and thought-leaders acknowledge that they have gotten a little bored with reading business-as-usual non-financial reports on a company’s sustainability practices (another compliance task on the check-list about which few CEOs get very excited), it seems that something new is bubbling under the still surface of sustainability reporting.
According to the 20+ studies and papers1 published within the last three years, reporting seems to have entered another mutation phase. Integrated Reporting, the role of the regulator and how to harness ICT to improve sustainability reporting are among the trends that have recently been surveyed by others.