SASB’s Materiality Map™ creates a unique materiality profile for different industries. In order to comply with the SEC’s view of materiality , our approach is designed to provide a view into the information needs of the reasonable investor. The Map relies heavily on evidence and allows for adjustments based on financial impact and long-term sustainability principles. The quantitative model is designed to prioritize the issues that are most important within an industry, for the basis of minimum disclosure. Issues and Industries The Map looks at 43 sustainability issues and analyzes their importance in the context of 88 industries.
A Community Vision for Sustainable Agriculture in Snohomish County A study was commissioned by the Snohomish Agriculture Economic Development Action Team (SAEDAT) for the Snohomish County Agricultural Sustainability Project. The study was prepared by:
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Report writing is a multi-disciplinary challenge requiring insight, honesty, sound judgment and a persistent ethical awareness – especially within the context of corporate sustainability reporting. Rooted in the need for increased corporate environmental accountability, sustainability reporting has in recent years gained in impetus and priority on the corporate agenda. Acumen's sustainability report writing capabilities addresses the need for such reporting in an effective and efficient manner. As professional sustainability reporting specialists, we can help your organisation communicate its sustainability efforts in an honest, critical manner. In doing so, sustainability serves as an organisational benchmark, celebrating successes and highlighting remaining challenges. Environmental or 'sustainability' reporting has been a key issue within mining, energy and other extractive industrial sectors for many years.
Writing sustainability reports is more or less like weddings or marriages as it is a very big and bold step that you have to take. The only difference however is that unlike in a wedding, you have to do it all over again the next year, and the next one, and the next one. Whether you are just getting started with writing your report, are half way done, or are already done with writing, the following are some helpful tips that will enhance your relationship with your target audience.
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Last week I earned my certification in the Global Reporting Initiative the most recognized standard for sustainability reporting. (Ed. note: through ISOS and Triple Pundit ) To date, large international companies including Coca-Cola, Nestle, Sunoco and GE have been the primary users of the guidelines. Sadly, non-profits and NGOs are yet to jump on the sustainability reporting bandwagon.
Last August I wrote a piece on why nonprofits (used interchangeably here with NGOs) should publish sustainability reports, similar to those produced by most large corporations. I had just returned from my GRI certification course and was disappointed to learn that very few nonprofits embraced the standards. Despite the availability of NGO specific sector supplements to help guide the process and despite the increased public expectation for reporting and full disclosure, NGOs overall remain slow to the uptake.