Join us on 20 April for a live webinar where we will discuss how you can take your sustainability reporting to the next level. For this webinar we join forces with Tangelo Software
In early March, several political parties submitted a bill to parliament that would oblige Dutch companies to comply with international OECD standards on corporate social responsibility. The bill creates a duty of care for all companies in the Netherlands to prevent human rights violations and environmental damage.
Sustainable Development is one of the greatest challenges of our time. As a company, you might have formulated your sustainable ambitions, or you are currently in the process of doing that. Once you have formulated ambitions, however, it proves to be challenging to determine how to turn this ambition into realisation
On January 19th 2021, the IIRC launched its revised integrated reporting framework. Although it may seem that the revisions are just a few wordings that have changed, we believe that this revised model offers great opportunities for companies that want to enhance their value creation story.
On January 12th, 2021, the so-called big-5 (CDP, CDSB, GRI, IIRC and SASB) hosted a webinar called “Progress towards a comprehensive corporate reporting system: Webinar with the leading sustainability and integrated reporting organizations” where they presented their thoughts and insights on how to achieve a common corporate reporting system.
We have asked a few of our network partners to reflect on 2020 and to share their hopes and ambitions for 2021. We are grateful that two of our close contacts Herman Mulder (SDG Nederland and Impact Institute) and Pieter Lugtigheid (Aegon) have shared their reflections on 2020 and their hopes and ambitions for 2021 with us.
On November 6th, the EFRAG (European Financial Reporting Advisory Group) published its progress report on the revision of the NFRD (Non Financial Reporting Directive). The report gives a very extensive overview of the current state of non-financial reporting in the EU, and sheds a light on the direction the EFRAG thinks the NFRD should move forward
On November 5, WIFS partnered up with TOSCA to host an online masterclass on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During the masterclass, TOSCA's Nicolette and Ulrike talked the around 30 particpants through what the SDGs are and what complex environmental and societal issues they are trying to address.
In de voorbereidende gesprekken voor onze Masterclass on Human Rights kwamen we tot de conclusie dat we niet moeten blijven wachten op serieus beleid van de EU wat betreft wet- en regelgeving op het gebied van mensenrechten. Nederland moet zelf ook verantwoordelijkheid nemen en actie ondernemen.
We believe it’s time to take the next step in sustainability reporting. We are thrilled to announce that we are joining forces together with r3.0 and UNRISD in a groundbreaking initiative: “Thresholds of Transformation – Sustainable Development Performance Indicators Pilot Testing”.
Is your company ready to report on its human rights management or are you trying to figure out where to get started? In our masterclass on October 29 from 10.00 – 12.00 we will guide you through the UNGP Reporting Framework and the basics of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) human rights due diligence process.
Today is the SDG Action Day. The theme of the 2020 edition is all about ‘starting the decade of transformation’ which is desperately needed to really achieve the targets of the SDGs in 2030. With only 10 more years to go we are currently not on track…we need to step up! A lot of effort has been undertaken since the introduction of the SDGs
As an advocation partner of R3.0 we were looking forward to the annual conference, and to be honest we weren't disappointed. In this blog we share a few insights that we gained.
Whereas there seems to be a sense of urgency on climate change, attention for human rights stays behind, as the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (2019) shows. This means that companies should rapidly embed human rights due diligence that properly responds to the salient risks their industries pose to people.
Today, the GlobeScan / SustainAbility Leaders Survey was launched. The survey shows that companies need to accelerate their transitions to new business models that deliver long-term value, and to find new ways to anticipate and tackle complex risks
The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) is calling on businesses not to use any misleading claims. ACM will step up its enforcement efforts regarding these practices. We can help you to make effective & trustworthy environmental claims!
The SDGs, or the Global Goals, were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. Achieving the SDGs requires the partnership of governments, private sector, civil society and citizens alike to make sure we leave a better planet
“De Sustainable Development Goals: COVID-19 laat zien dat ze nu meer dan ooit nodig zijn”. Interview met Prof. Rob van Tulder, Professor of International Business-Society Management bij Rotterdam School of Management
Sustainability has become an increasingly integral part of doing business in any industry. As organizations work through these changes, business leaders are starting to recognize that organizational culture plays a fundamental part in the shift toward sustainability.
Op 25 juni 2020 organiseerde TOSCA, samen met Fidet, een webinar voor finance- en risk professionals uit de financiele sector over het thema Sustainable Finance.
This week we participated in one of the round tables that is part of the 90 day consultation period of the revision of the Integrated Reporting Framework. The proposed revisions are grouped into 3 main topics: 1) responsibility for an integrated report, 2) business model considerations and 3) charting a path forward.
Op 17 september 2020 organiseren wij een masterclass 'SDGs integreren'. Post NL is te gast en vertelt over hoe zij de integratie van de SDGs hebben aangepakt en waar ze tegenaan zijn gelopen.
Vrijwel alle organisaties zullen schending van mensenrechten veroordelen. Bij een groot aantal hiervan is vervolgens de eerste reactie dat daar binnen hun organisatie geen sprake van is.
Onlangs interviewde ikNicolette Muel Kaptein over stakeholderliefde. Een begrip dat nu meer dan ooit van belang is voor bedrijven. Het gaf mij mooie inzichten over compassie voor belanghebbenden, over de relatie tussen duurzaamheid, ethiek en compliance, en over het hart van een organisatie.
Onlangs sprak Nicolette met Jeroen Smit over zijn boek 'Het grote gevecht & Het eenzame gelijk van Paul Polman'. We spraken ook over het belang van transparantie en de rol die accountants hierin kunnen spelen. Een mooie oproep aan onze beroepsgroep die ik graag oppak.