Designing Your Company’s Sustainability Report

Designing Your Company’s Sustainability Report

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  • Date: 14-Jan-2022
  • Source: Harvard Business…
  • Sector: Economy
  • Country: UAE
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Designing Your Company’s Sustainability Report

Deciding which metrics to use when reporting on corporate sustainability performance can be overwhelming for executives. Some companies report only their greenhouse gas emissions, while others publish glossy reports about their CSR (corporate social responsibility) initiatives or use their ESG (environment, social, and governance) ratings as a badge of honor. But most executives don’t know why — or when — to choose one of these reports over another.

The past decade has seen a boom in sustainability reporting options. The abundance of choice can be dangerous for executives. With so many options, companies can end up investing in sustainability disclosures, while still not meeting the expectations of legislators, clients, investors, and employees. In addition, the exercise of disclosing information often does not translate into meaningful action or impact.

Dubai’s Sustainable City recently developed a better way to navigate this complex set of choices. The 46-hectare mixed-use community is designed to achieve net-zero energy, but the developer’s knowledge arm (the SEE Institute) didn’t know how to best report on achievements towards that goal. It was difficult to choose from a wide range of reporting standards, each with a different view of what sustainability reporting should cover. The international sustainability ratings it

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