IPCM’s Matthew Kiernan at the GRI Conference: “Rethink. Rebuild. Report.”
Dr Matthew Kiernan was a plenary panelist at the 2010 Amsterdam Global Conference on Sustainability and Transparency.
Attendance, public interest and media coverage at this third GRI Conference reflected the growing movement behind sustainability reporting and the ever-increasing interest and support among different stakeholder groups around the world.
“All large and medium-sized companies should publicly report on their material environmental, social, and governance performance issues by 2015 – or explain why, if they don’t,” said GRI Chief Executive Ernst Ligteringen in his opening speech. He added that by 2020 we should have a widely accepted standard for integrated financial and ESG reporting.
It was overwhelmingly clear at the Conference that investors are becoming increasingly convinced of the need to integrate sustainability risks and opportunities into their investment strategies, but need improved company disclosure and robust analysis in order to do so. IPCM is, of course, strongly supportive of both of these objectives, and indeed is actively engaged in each.
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