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EU-regelgeving over niet-financiële informatie – wat staat u te wachten?

De EU-richtlijn inzake niet-financiële informatie, of EU Non-Financial Reporting Disclosure (NFRD) – wellicht heeft u deze termen al voorbij horen komen. Vanaf verslagjaar 2017 is deze richtlijn namelijk van kracht in Nederland. Dit heeft consequenties voor bedrijven die nog niet of weinig over maatschappelijke onderwerpen rapporteren, maar ook voor bedrijven

10 developments impacting the CSR landscape

2017 has started! Time to look at the trends that will play a role in corporate social responsibility this year. 1. Sustainable Development Goals integration In 2015 the United Nations introduced the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) aimed at reaching a desired situation in 2030. As opposed to the Millennium Development Goals, the SDGs already

Three ways to improve your stakeholder engagement

Sustainability provides new challenges and opportunities. It is complex and constantly changing. As it is so dynamic, companies are usually not able to deal with these challenges, or benefit from its opportunities, on their own. This is where stakeholder engagement comes in. Working with stakeholders can provide new insights, better relationships, business opportunities, and a better reputation. Participation of stakeholders helps a company in developing a strategic response to sustainability. However, engaging with stakeholders is easier said than done. In this blog we will give three tips for taking stakeholder engagement to the next level.

Don’t miss the boat on the new GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards

Time is short! On April 19, 2016, the first set of drafts of the new Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards (SRS) were presented. Some drastic changes have been made to the structure compared to the previous G4 guidelines. If GRI sticks to its current planning, companies will have until December 31, 2017 to publish a (sustainability) report according to the ‘old’ GRI guidelines. As of January 1, 2018, all companies that wish to be GRI compliant must report according to the GRI SRS.

Science-Based Targets (SBTs) – helping to prevent the world from warming up by more than 2 degrees

Science-Based Targets (SBTs) – helping to prevent the world from warming up by more than 2 degrees.
For instance with new target setting initiatives and benchmarks. A first concrete example of this is the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTI), a partnership between CDP, UN Global Compact, WRI and WWF. SBTI aims to support organisations in taking emission target setting to the next level.