Sustainability reporting is used to measure, understand and communicate your economic, environmental, social and governance performance. Aligning it strategically with your core business and management processes can raise awareness and help shift your business towards more sustainable practices. We’ll help you compile a report in accordance with the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) or the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), or ensure it complies with the requirements of the Communication on Progress outlined by the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).
Reporting and communication
Investors, customers and other stakeholders expect companies to transparently report on their social and environmental impact, as well as their goals for the future. The benefits of meeting those expectations are twofold: credible reporting will build trust and position your company as responsible and sustainable, and the reporting process itself will positively influence your business practices and ESG performance.
Even so, the sustainable reporting landscape is highly complex. There are numerous different international standards and frameworks, ranking schemes, disclosure systems and reporting principles. It’s important to select the most suitable formats and adapt your reporting processes accordingly.
How we can support you
Integrated reporting goes beyond traditional corporate disclosures. It enables you to monitor the full range of factors affecting your company’s tangible, intangible, financial and non-financial resources. The reports provide a solid foundation for communicating your value creation processes, and promote integrated management across your organization. We’ll help you work out what to include and how to leverage the reporting process to support your internal change initiatives.
Alongside financial factors, investors and analysts are increasingly focusing on companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. They access this information by consulting ESG rating and ranking schemes. We can determine which schemes are most applicable to your company and help you submit the necessary information to the ranking agencies. We’ll also perform a gap analysis and work with you to boost data quality, and develop governance policies and monitoring systems to improve your scores.
CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) oversees a global environmental disclosure system. Companies can use it to measure and manage the risks and opportunities they face in relation to climate change, water security and deforestation. Disclosing your results will earn you a CDP score—and a good score will allow you to credibly demonstrate your efforts to save resources and protect the climate. We are highly experienced in preparing CDP submissions. We’ll swiftly calculate your emissions, water usage and other impacts and prepare a convincing report.
The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) provides a structure and impetus for companies to disclose climate-related financial information. TCFD-based reporting has several benefits: financial markets and investors are better informed, and you are better equipped to evaluate and mitigate the risks facing your company and your business partners. We’ll analyze your climate-related data and produce a compelling report about your company’s approach to climate risk management—particularly as it relates to financial risks.
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) incentivize financial service providers to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors into their investment practices. These six principles are supported by the United Nations (UN) and provide valuable insights into current best practices in responsible investment. We can determine which parts of the PRI reporting framework are relevant for your business and help you align your investment processes with the PRI requirements.
We are a GRI-certified training partner in Switzerland.
If you are interested in participating in a training, please see here for more information and registration.