Rewarding the best of the best at the CRRA Awards gives an inkling on sustainability reporting in 2014.
For the last three years my firm (Terrafiniti) has had the distinct pleasure of supporting CorporateRegister.com’s annual CR Reporting Awards (CRRA 15), the unique global, non-financial reporting accolades.
Our role has been to support shortlisting; reading and scoring all awards entries, which gives a fantastic snapshot of current practice in reporting across the world. This year (2014, for the 2015 Awards), the CRRA had a record number of entries, with around 100 organisations submitting reports.
[Join me at TSSS on Feb 5th as we delve into the disconnect between CSR Reporting and Bay/Wall St. – why does it exist and what can we do about it. Click here for details: Bay/Wall Street and Sustainability: Does your CSR Report Resonate with Investors?]
Sustainability reporting in Canada today presents a dilemma. On the one hand, a 2014 study of Canadian reporters by Stakeholder Research Associates Canada (SRA) suggests that a mere 42% of Canadian companies listed on the TSX Composite disclose meaningfully ESG information. SRA’s research also found that among 100 reporting companies across various sectors and geographic regions in Canada, only 20% communicated a long-term strategy informed by targets and goals and only 38% identified their material issues.
By Megan Wallingford and Anastasia Ostapchuk of GCNC
After a launch of the Global Compact Network Canada’s inaugural Reporting Peer Review Program this summer, a second cohort of Canadian companies successfully completed the program this October. The seven participating companies (Agrium, Bell, Goldcorp, Loop Initiatives (reviewer only), Stantec, Suncor, & Telus) have named Canadian telecom provider, TELUS, the winner of the Global Compact Peer Review Distinction: Best Report in Group.
Posted in Business and Sustainability, CSR in Canada, CSR Reporting, Leadership, Sustainability Reporting, The Hub Also tagged agriculture, csr reporting, Global compact canada, GRI G4 Guidelines, sustainability reporting, TELUS’ 2013 CSR Report
Storytelling is one thing – telling fairy-tales is another…
Humanity is currently facing the, without doubt, toughest challenge ever, stakes are extremely high. Telling fairy-tales and cheating on our next generations at such a serious moment is not what you expect…
During the last couple of weeks reports from Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and United Nations Global Compact have shown that there is difference between Saying and Doing – an Enormous difference!
Posted in Behaviour Change, Business and Sustainability, Culture Change, Ethics, Leadership & Culture, Sustainability Metrics, systemic change Also tagged CDP, corporate sustainability, csr, csr reporting, sustainability, systemic change