It has been a while since my last post on Earth Day 2020. A lot has happened in that time. In the future, I hope to be more timely in my posts.
In the past year, sustainability reporting has been getting more press. As investors demand more information from companies about their sustainability impacts, reporting frameworks are in the spotlight.
In December 2020 KPMG published its 11th edition of the KPMG Survey of Sustainability Reporting. The results of the survey are based on the sustainability reports from 5,200 companies in 52 countries and jurisdictions. They found that 96% of the world’s largest 250 companies (G250) report on their sustainability performance. Among the largest 100 firms in 52 countries (N100), 80% of these 5,200 companies do so. The dominant sustainability reporting framework was the GRI Standards. Almost three-quarters (73%) of the G250 and two-thirds (67%) of the N100 now use GRI.
It is amazing to see increased interest during the past year in sustainability reporting. This has been great for me as I have been busy as a trainer and consultant with the ISOSGroup. My courses include CDP Climate Change, the Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Standards, ESG Foundations and Sustainable Development Goals. These are online courses that work quite well. Our live sessions allow us to interact directly with participants throughout the course. Without having to travel to the trainings, our carbon footprint has gone down considerably.
If you are interested in learning more about sustainability reporting, check out the upcoming courses here. I hope to see you there!