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Reporting Matters 2016: Communicating on the Sustainable Development Goals

Spanning 163 world-leading companies from more than 20 sectors and 35 countries, the 2016 edition of Reporting matters is the outcome of the fourth review of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) members’ sustainability and integrated reports. Produced by the WBCSD and consultants Radley Yeldar, the publication showcases inspirational examples of good practice that can be shared among members and provides insights into how progressive companies including BT,Enel and SABMiller have started communicating on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and integrating the Goals into their respective strategies.

Reporting matters 2016 shows that nearly a third of WBCSD members are already communicating on the SDGs in their corporate non-financial reporting. This is a welcome and encouraging development that is likely to increase year-on-year.

The report also shows continuous improvement in sustainability reporting by leading private sector entities. Since the first edition in 2013, 76% of companies have improved their overall reporting and 40% of companies have improved their materiality disclosures.

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