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Current Trends in Corporate Sustainability Reporting: What Lies Ahead?

Current Trends in Corporate Sustainability Reporting: What Lies Ahead?
Product Code - EHAU03
Speaker(s): Rebecca Bowens, SGS, United Kingdom
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Reporting on sustainability performance has gained momentum over the past 20 years and has become a global phenomenon. Reporting by North American organizations is slowly increasing but the total number of reports remains behind those from Europe. Therefore, the level of sustainability communication needs to grow further if critical sustainability issues are to be tackled and the benefits of taking a strategic approach to sustainability communications are to be realized. The familiar saying “what gets measured gets managed” has never been more relevant.

With the increasing prospect of mandatory reporting in many markets, organizations now have to consider how they will position their sustainability communications for the first time. This is particularly crucial for organizations wanting to demonstrate transparency and accountability when operating in the international market. Stakeholders want more information on organizational nonfinancial performance and corporate decisionmakers need to ensure they have a compelling sustainability story. This is an exciting time for sustainability reporting and communications as organizations are challenged to take a clear stand and articulate their performance.

This 90-minute webinar is designed to:

  • Identify the development, progress, and trends of sustainability reporting
  • Analyze the fundamentals of sustainability communications including guidelines and standards
  • Explore predictions in the future of corporate sustainability 

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Rebecca Bowens, SGS, United Kingdom

Rebecca Bowens is the global product manager for sustainability report assurance for SGS in the United Kingdom. Rebecca has significant experience in supporting companies to ensure they are ready to publicly report by designing and delivering verification and assurance programs that give them confidence in their data and the quality of their reports. She has worked with a wide variety of global clients with operations in all regions of the world and in a range of sectors, including financial, manufacturing, distribution, and logistics. She has provided a leading role in developing the SGS global assurance and verification services in this field and associated training courses, which she has delivered in North America, Europe, and Asia. Rebecca is an expert on the application of Global Reporting Initiative, the Accountability AA1000 Standards and ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility, and is the key global point of contact for the SGS Sustainability Report Assurance Services.