Sustainability reporting enables businesses to be more open about the risks and opportunities they face, providing stakeholders with better insight into performance beyond the bottom line.
Sustainable Reporting & Disclosures
Sustainable Reporting and disclosure contains qualitative or quantitative information on a company’s performance on a topic that is not covered by normal financial and operational disclosures.
Sustainability disclosures typically address environmental, social, and governance issues such as a company’s sustainability impacts and responses to external sustainability trends. These disclosures may also include information on human resources and intellectual property.
Data Management and Presentation
As organizations throughout the world adopt sustainability reporting, several standards have arisen to help a wide range of stakeholder’s review and compare sustainability reports more effectively.
MCG team assists you in curating sustainable reports and assists your team in presenting them to the appropriate stakeholders. Significant outcomes that have an impact on long-term management strategy, policy, and company planning. The right reporting and presentations emphasize the link between financial and non-financial performance.
Key drivers for Data Management & Presentation are –
- Better reputation
- Meeting employees’ expectations
- Improved capital access
- Enhanced productivity and waste reduction
Disclosing on ESG factors
MCG collaborates with organizations on ESG reporting and disclosures that have financial materiality, consistency, and dependability.
Companies have had to determine which reporting frameworks and standards to use given the ubiquity of them. These rules and standards give firms a lot of leeway when it comes to sustainability disclosures.
The scope and depth of these disclosures vary significantly as a result of subjective decisions made by corporations about their approaches to sustainability reporting: which frameworks and standards to follow, which stakeholders to engage, and which information to make public.
Sustainability Reporting Framework
The primary goal of sustainability reporting frameworks is to translate theoretical issues into practical actions. By exposing both positive and negative impacts on the planet, society, and the economy, sustainability reporting will assist your company in setting priorities to achieve environmental and social impact goals.
Global recognized Sustainability reporting frameworks we work on:
- Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)
The DJSI World Index is a benchmark for investors who include sustainability issues in their portfolios. It is a great tool for investors who want to encourage corporations to enhance their corporate sustainability policies.
- Sustainability accounting standards board (SASB)
Founded in 2011, SASB focuses specifically on developing standards for sustainability information aimed at investors: data that could affect their financial decisions about a company. It basically connects businesses and investors on the financial impacts of sustainability. Together with GRI, SASB is one of the most important frameworks for sustainability reporting.
- Global ESG Benchmark for Real Assets (GRESB)
GRESB is a mission-driven and investor-led organization that offers financial markets with actionable and transparent Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data.
It collects, validates, scores, and benchmarks environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data in order to deliver business insight, engagement tools, and regulatory reporting solutions focused on real estate and infrastructure fund/asset benchmarks.
- UN Global Compact
UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative for companies that are willing to set in motion changes to business operations so that the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles become part of strategy, culture and day-to-day operations. Since July 2000, UN Global Compact has received more than 62,000 public reports by over 9,000 companies in 159 countries.
- Global reporting initiative (GRI)
GRI is an independent international organization that has pioneered sustainability reporting since 1997. The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards) are a reporting framework for organizations to disclose both positive and negative impacts on the environment, society and the economy. GRI Standards are designed to be universally applicable to all organizations of all types and sectors, large and small, across the world.
- Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange ESG Disclosure Guidance
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has made a formal commitment to drive sustainability in financial markets by becoming a partner exchange of the United Nations led initiative – The Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative (SSE).
There are significant overlaps between UAE’s National Agenda – consisting of 6 national priorities, 52 NKPIs and 365 sub-NKPIs and the 17 goals, 169 targets and approximately 230 indicators of the SDGs.