SDG Measurement and Disclosure 2.0: A study of ASX150 companies

SDG Measurement and Disclosure 2.0: A study of ASX150 companies

A new report from RMIT University and the United Nations Association of Australia has revealed a rising trend in reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals by Australia’s top 150 companies, but the quality of disclosure remains lacking.

A new report from RMIT University and the United Nations Association of Australia has revealed a rising trend in reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals by Australia’s top 150 companies, but the quality of disclosure remains lacking.

Looking at corporate sustainability reports from the top 150 Australian public-listed companies (ASX150), the research team assessed how each business had measured and disclosed their awareness of, commitment to and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) year-on-year.

The report found that despite a growing number of companies reporting a commitment to the SDGs from 2018 to 2019, very few disclosed measurable business performance targets related to the goals. There were also very few companies providing context on changes put in place to address the goals.

03 September 2020

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03 September 2020

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