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Why sustainability leaders don’t impress Wall Street

Why sustainability leaders don’t impress Wall Street | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
If sustainable business practices create profits and shareholder value, why aren’t mainstream investors paying attention?
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What about: because real sustainability is about real limits and Wall Street is about phantasy growth for ever?

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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, August 4, 2014 6:49 PM

Some new research by McKinsey & Company has uncovered part of the answer. The short version: Investors don’t have the data they need, or understand how sustainability connects to creating shareholder value. And companies don’t know how to tell a story that’s relevant to Wall Street.

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Sustainability reporting: immediate choices for the future

Sustainability reporting: immediate choices for the future | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
Two new reports call for mandatory reporting as sustainability becomes increasingly central to the future of business...

 

Excellent article by Paul Hohnen on the Guardian's Sustainable Business blog about the need for mandatory corporate sustainability reporting.

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Time is ripe for a global commitment on mandatory reporting at Rio+20

Time is ripe for a global commitment on mandatory reporting at Rio+20 | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
Voluntary initiatives are not enough: a global agreement on reporting is needed to make ambitions on sustainability a reality...

 

I have started to become quite sceptical on this issue. As long as the power of the financial sector over government is not broken, even better and mandatory sustainability reporting alone will not help.

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Deloitte: Integrated Reporting by Businesses Will Bring Extensive Benefits to Organizations and to Stakeholders

The movement toward integrated reporting on environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues continues to gain momentum despite the relatively slow spread of regulatory mandates in this area, according to a recent paper, "Integrated Reporting: A better view?" by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL).

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