GRI releases new tax standard – GRI 207: Tax 2019

The Tax Standard enables organizations to better understand and communicate information about their tax practices publicly. It is part of the GRI Standards and is the first global reporting standard that supports public disclosure of a company’s business activities and tax payments on a country-by-country basis. The new GRI Tax Standard was developed in line with GRI’s independent and multi-stakeholder due process. Over 250 stakeholder actively contributed to the development of the standard. This new Standard will help organizations around the world to communicate, understand and report on their sustainability impact. GRI 207: Tax 2019 comes into effect from 1 January 2021. http://bit.ly/2YiQwnn

Benevity is taking its corporate social responsibility platform mobile

Benevity which has become a global leader for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) platform, is moving into the mobile app market. The company today officially announced the launch of the app which it calls the “next evolution”. The app is an extension of Benevity’s desktop-based giving platform, and is meant to help companies make their CSR programs more inclusive and accessible to employees. http://bit.ly/33OBpTH

5000 Kaduna locals benefit from Buratai’s medical outreach

About 5,000 residents of Rigachikun, Igabi local government area of Kaduna State have benefitted from Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, through a medical outreach at LEA primary school, Rigachikun. The outreach was part of the activities marking the 2019 Chief of Army Staff annual conference and was targeted at selected communities with little or no medical facility within reach. http://bit.ly/34Trldy

US utilities race to slash emissions as ESG reporting takes off

US utilities have stepped up their efforts to provide environmental, social and governance (ESG) reports with clear emissions reduction goals ahead of the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards. A drive by dozens of US electricity utility holding companies to provide ESG reports has brought to the forefront numerous new commitments to zero carbon emission goals, and an accompanying surge in plans to install thousands of megawatts of wind and solar generation over the next few decades. Analysts posit that the year 2019 may come to be seen as pivotal in the transformation of the US electricity sector. http://bit.ly/34UUuF9

Biofuels Sustainability Auditing Services Market SWOT Analysis (2019-2025)

This report, among other things, covers details of market size, growth spectrum, and also the competitive situation of Biofuels Sustainability Auditing Services market within the forecast timeline. The Biofuels Sustainability Auditing Services market research is a complete Study of this business area with regards to polar business drivers, market share analysis, and also the latest trends characterizing the Biofuels Sustainability Auditing Services business landscape. http://bit.ly/2ORtY9Y

Big boom in sustainability and energy management software

This report is an in-depth analysis of the latest trends, market size, status, upcoming technologies, industry drivers, challenges, regulatory policies, with key company profiles and strategies of players. The research study provides market introduction, SUSTAINABILITY AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE market definition, regional market scope, sales and revenue region, manufacturing cost analysis, Industrial Chain, market effect factors analysis, SUSTAINABILITY AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE market size forecast, 100+ market data, Tables, Pie Chart, Graphs and Figures, and many more for business intelligence. http://bit.ly/2YlosQn

 Investors to see more useful data in mandatory sustainability reports

The Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) is looking to make ESG (environmental, social and governance) data in mandatory sustainability reports more useful for investors over the next six months, so says SGX RegCo chief executive, Tan Boon Gin. http://bit.ly/2sPfm2v

Sustainability reporting opens greater role for auditors

The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) believes auditors should go beyond financial statements and vet other forms of corporate reporting that typically aren’t audited. In a new report, the CAQ discusses the current role of auditors in different types of publicly disclosed information (e.g. Sustainability reports), along with how that role is evolving. http://bit.ly/2LqLqjP

The sustainability game changers

As part of the UP sustainability initiative, pv magazine has, for the first time, introduced an annual sustainability award. Read on to see who has been crowned 2019’s Green Champion. http://bit.ly/2YmvVON

Accor commits to reducing food waste

Accor has teamed up with Diversey and Winnow with the aim of tackling food waste in hotel kitchens across its Middle East and Africa (MEA) portfolio in honour of World Food Day. The partnership will see Accor gradually roll out Winnow’s new AI-enabled food waste management technology. http://bit.ly/36767sW

What is payroll giving and how does it help engage your staff?

Purpose is the new pay! Harness the power of payroll giving to engage your employees and give regularly to charities Eighty-three per cent of millennials say they would be more loyal to a business that enables them to contribute to social problems. Read how http://bit.ly/34T5liZ