sustainable development reporting Articles

  • A decade of sustainability reporting: developments and significance

    Since the publication of the first separate environmental reports in 1989, the number of companies that has started to publish information on its environmental, social or sustainability policies and/or impacts has increased substantially. This article gives an overview of worldwide trends in the frequencies of reporting in the past decade, based on surveys carried out since the early 1990s. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Asian Development Bank`s Sustainability Report 2009

    All data in this report are from ADB’s data banks unless otherwise indicated. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the data in this report. Variations in data in ADB publications often result from different publication dates, although differences may also come from sources and interpretation of data. ADB accepts no responsibility from any consequences of their use. The views ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Towards a Sustainable Future - report on the Conference: Investing in Sustainable Development

    The urgent need for a more sustainable form of development is paralleled by the need for different parts of civil society to join together in order to promote this common cause. The conference reported here was a positive response to this imperative, signalling a maturing relationship between environmental organisations, trade unions and social organisations in working to develop a new agenda for ...

  • Sustainable Development Commission to close

    Coalition government plans to cut public sector spending could include the Sustainable Development Commission, reports ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Workiva 2015 Sustainability Report

    Letter from the CEO Sustainability involves nearly every department in companies today: research and development, manufacturing, human resources, accounting and finance, operations, customer service, government and community relations, legal and facilities. That’s why managing sustainability data across an enterprise and from a diverse supply chain can be tedious and time ...


    By Workiva

  • Sustainable developments in knitting

    The global community is aware that policies and practices regarding human consumption of resources need to change. Sustainability is a dominant factor within government policies worldwide. A recent report compiled on behalf of the European Union identified clothing and textiles as key industries in terms of reducing environmental impact. In response to this report, the UK Government devised the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing and reporting sustainability

    Untitled Document As companies around the world continue to adapt their organizations to be more responsive to all stakeholders, management accountants could prove to play a very valuable ...


  • Revealing the value of sustainable development

    Arguing the premise that there is really only one bottom line, the author examines new valuation techniques to measure the business consequences of socially responsible business behavior and strategy. DEVELOPING A BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Sustainable Development (SD) is an emerging strategic issue in both U.S. and global markets. The United Nations defined the principle of SD as ...


    By AHC Group

  • The idea of sustainable development

    Abstract In this lecture, I demonstrate how very different macroeconomic history begins to look if Nature is included as a capital asset in production activities. The tentative conclusions I draw from the evidence are: (1) high population growth in the world’s poorest regions (South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa) has been an obstacle to the achievement of sustainable economic development there; ...


    By Springer

  • Auditing sustainable development reports: accountability perspective: an exploration of Egypt and the UAE practices

    This study investigates whether there are differences between companies in Egypt and in the United Arab Emirates in perception and practice of auditing sustainable development reports. The examination extends to cover the recognition of firms' accountability to different stakeholders. This was suggested as the basis for reporting on sustainable development and the relevant measures for it. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The EU Sustainable Development Strategy: An environmental response - conference report

    On 20 January 2006, the EEB organised a conference in Brussels about the Commission’s proposal for a new EU Sustainable Development Strategy and the Thematic Strategy on Sustainable Resource Use. The conference was followed by an NGO brainstorming workshop to discuss several aspects of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy. This report gives a summary of the presentations and discussions of the ...

  • A new sustainable development strategy for the EU - Annual Conference 2004 report

    The outgoing Commission presented a Sustainable Development Strategy in May 2001. It contains important notions and proposals. It emphasises the urgency and political leadership required. It advocates the use of financial instruments to make the market work for the environment, as well as the abolition of environmentally perverse subsidies.And it set specific objectives for four important policy ...

  • An overview of CSR reporting development in China

    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting nowadays is an important issue in most countries. Due to environmental pollution problems and social disparities in China, CSR has become a prominent issue in Chinese academic and policy forums as well. Therefore, the paper shall give an up to date insight in the CSR development in China. An international perspective is given. Based on literature ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Industry, Fresh Water and Sustainable Development

    Synopsis Industry, Fresh Water, and Sustainable Development is published jointly by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The growing demands for water for human consumption, agriculture and industry means that fresh water must not be taken for granted, but be carefully used.  Industry has an important ...

  • EC Issues Final Report on the Sustainable Use of Biocides

    On March 16, 2016, the European Commission (EC) issued its final report on the sustainable use of biocides. Article 18 of the European Union’s (EU) biocidal products regulation (BPR) directs the EC to issue a report on how the BPR ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Take control of your sustainability report this year

    It’s reporting season again, and many of you are already in the midst of gathering information to prepare your annual sustainability reports and disclosures. It’s a great time to take a step back and consider the bigger picture about why you report, and then take a look at the process to see if you’re doing it as efficiently and effectively as possible. Why respond to public ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Streamlining the use of legislated reporting to move to ‘life of project’ sustainability reporting

    The minerals industry has made extensive efforts in sustainable development, and reporting of sustainability performance has been increasing. This paper examines the current role of legislated reporting, and the ways in which it can help streamline sustainability reporting, saving time and money. Two sets of sustainability metrics – the global reporting initiative (GRI) and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Article: Sustainable Development in Scotland Post Devolution

    Following the publication of a critical report by the WWF in October 2001, the Scottish Executive promised ‘a Scotland that delivers sustainable development; that puts environmental concerns at the heart of public policy and secures environmental justice for all of Scotland's communities’. This paper examines the Scottish Executive’s recent approach to sustainable development, and in particular, ...


  • Urban densities, local policies and sustainable development

    This paper reports on a research project investigating the relationship between travel behaviour and residential densities. The specific focus is on the question of local authority attitudes to raising density standards as current policy suggests they should be doing. The results of a survey of English district councils are presented. The survey tries to identify the degree to which density ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Opinion: The city: environmental issues and sustainable development

    The city with which I am most familiar is Greater London. The crucial environmental issues for London have been benchmarked in the Mayor’s State of the Environment Report for London (May 2003) as required by the Greater London Authority Act 1999. It covers the following issues, which are probably applicable to a lesser or greater extent to any metropolis: land quality and the conservation of ...


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