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WORLD'S LEADING INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS MANAGING $24 TRILLION CALL FOR CARBON PRICING 18 September 2014 – Days before UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes the Climate Summit at the United Nations to spur climate action and facilitate a global climate agreement in 2015, more than 340 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets have called on government leaders to provide stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon pricing that helps redirect investment commensurate with the scale of the climate change challenge. READ MORE
COMMITMENT TO DECARBONIZE $100 BILLION OF INVESTMENT 23 September 2014 – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has invited leaders from government, finance, business and civil society to bring bold announcements and actions on climate change to the Summit. In response, a group of leading institutional investors - including two of the largest asset managers, and pension funds in Europe - have joined forces with the United Nations Environment Programme and its Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), to substantially reduce the carbon footprint of US$100 billion of institutional investment worldwide. READ MORE
MORE NATIONS COMMIT TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE BY RESTORING FORESTS 23 September 2014 – World leaders announced new pledges to restore over 30 million hectares of degraded forest lands today at the UN Climate Summit in New York. The commitments come from Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, and Uganda, among others, and more than doubled the number of hectares contributing to achieving the Bonn Challenge - a global goal to restore 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded lands by 2020. READ MORE
GRI LAUNCHES AN SME BOOKLET The GRI has on 2 May 2014 launched a SME booklet 'Ready to Report? Introducing Sustainability Reporting for SMEs' . This booklet looks at the relevance of GRI reporting in SME's, and the GRI Reporting process. READ MORE
SUSTAINABILITY DATA IS FOUNDATION STONE OF INTEGRATED REPORTING GRI welcomes the publication of the International Integrated Reporting Council’s Framework, published on 9 December, as a major opportunity to embed material sustainability disclosures into corporate reporting. READ MORE
TOMORROW's BUSINESS SUCCESS A new report explains musing Integrated reporting to create value and effectively tell a full story. READ MORE
COMPANY BENEFITS A new international research study unearths some of the benefits reporting companies are experiencing from their integrated reporting. READ MORE
THE VALUE CREATION JOURNEY PwC released a survey of the JSE Top 40 companies' (as at August 2014) integrated reports. The focus of the survey was on different elements of the integrated report that communicate value to stakeholders READ MORE
BEST REPORTS IN SA Royal Bafokeng Platinum, Standard Bank Group and Sasol took the top places in EY's Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards 2014. The winning report was described as "close to what the ideal integrated report should look like. READ MORE
INTEGRATED REPORTING SEMINARTHE IRC OF SOUTH AFRICA HAS ENDORSED THE FRAMEWORK AS GUIDANCE ON GOOD PRACTICE ON HOW TO PREPARE AN INTEGRATED REPORT. A launch event was held at the JSE on 8 April 2014 covering various aspects. To see the presentations click here

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