EU proposal for integrated reporting: A step in the right direction?

The European Commission has come out with a proposal to require large EU companies report on social and environmental issues in annual financial reports.  While requirements for such reporting already existed, they were sufficiently vague enough that it is believed less than 10% of European … [Read more...]

Sustainability reporting goes integrated

GRI and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) signed a new memorandum of understanding this week, with GRI effectively recommitting to integrated reporting.  This is important because there have been doubts about GRI’s comfort with the direction of integrated reporting. One of the … [Read more...]

Good news: Sustainability is impossible

Based on the number of retweets I saw, the Guardian’s reporting on Patagonia’s campaign to change capitalism to avert environmental collapse was well received. What I found most interesting about the article is that Patagonia is avoiding the word sustainability. According to the Guardian, this is … [Read more...]

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How lessons of sustainable business also foster personal success

The most important lesson I learned in 2012 about sustainable business is how the key lessons—time frames matter, success means creating shared value—are also critical to creating a successful life.  I’ve come to this conclusion by watching a lot of people in sustainability, including myself, fall … [Read more...]