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GRI: a Tool for Benchmarking, Due Diligence and Positioning?

Despite challenges, GRI-type sustainability reports can support due diligence, benchmarking and positioning studies. Read More

NGOs Testing BHP Billiton and Investors’ Metal

As discussions about the failed Bill C300 are subsiding, BHP Billiton's sustainability report is being mocked and NGOs lodged complaints about the company’s Mozal aluminum smelter with the JSE SRI Index and IFC’s independent recourse mechanism. Read More

Assurance and Stakeholder Panels – All the same to Millipore?

As GRI improves the market’s appreciation for sustainability reporting, the understanding of assurance seems to be tailing behind. Or how do you feel about Millipore’s use of term “assurance” and “B+” declaration? Read More

Prizma Publishes Fall 2010 News

You can now access Prizma News Fall 2010.

Are Canada’s PDAC and MAC embracing GRI?

PDAC is initiating a GRI compatible reporting platform.  MAC may integrate TSM within other frameworks. Will this catalyze new growth in sustainability reporting in the mining sector?

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Integrated Reporting – A fad or a step change?

Listening to a panel discussion convened in Johannesburg and involving leading South African sustainability reporters made me wonder: is Integrated Reporting a new fad or a step change? Read More

Chuckles courtesy of Scotiabank and CBSR

Paging through Scotiabank’s C-Level Sustainability report, two somewhat misleading lines in the CEO Letter (!) about assurance by CBSR caught my attention and made be chuckle - TGIF! Read More

What are Cost Drivers of Sustainability Reporting for First Timers?

While some may still be wondering how long they can get away without reporting, others see this as an opportunity to leverage sunk costs, impress investors and drive performance improvement. All first time reporters who have discovered their own business case in reporting will be wondering about one thing: what are cost drivers of inaugural sustainability reporting? - Shortlink: http://wp.me/p27qSt-4v

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Stakeholder Panels for Sustainability Reporting

Award winning sustainability reporters seem to like stakeholder panels, which provide a critical sounding board, collaboration opportunities and credibility.  And they are probably cheaper compared to using an assurance process offered by branded management consultants.  Short link: http://wp.me/p27qSt-2a

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