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What’s the future of SASB Standards under the ISSB?

What’s the future of SASB Standards under the ISSB?
March 2, 2022

In June, the Value Reporting Foundation – home to the Integrated Thinking Principles, Integrated Reporting Framework and the SASB Standards – will consolidate under the IFRS Foundation, which is establishing the new International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB).What does this mean for the SASB Standards and the businesses that use them? Learn more in this short […]

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Schnitzer Steel: Refining a Century-old Sustainability Story with Strategy and Standards

Schnitzer Steel: Refining a Century-old Sustainability Story with Strategy and Standards
December 15, 2021

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHN) is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of recycled metal products in North America. The company, founded in 1906, recently joined the SASB Alliance and celebrated its seventh straight year as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies according to The Ethisphere® Institute. We connected with Robert Ellsworth, […]

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DS Smith: Communicating a Circular Economy Story with SASB Standards

DS Smith: Communicating a Circular Economy Story with SASB Standards
December 14, 2021

DS Smith is a leading supplier of sustainable packaging solutions, paper products and recycling services worldwide. Its story can be traced back to the box-making business started by the Smith Family in East London in the 1940s. Today, it is a large, global company listed on the London Stock Exchange. True to its Purpose, “Redefining […]

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SASB Standards Board Issues Updates to Coal Operations, Metals & Mining and Asset Management Industry Standards

SASB Standards Board Issues Updates to Coal Operations, Metals & Mining and Asset Management Industry Standards
December 4, 2021

Today, the SASB Standards Board published its first set of revised SASB Standards. The revisions focus on three industries: the Metals & Mining; Coal Operations; and Asset Management & Custody Activities industries. These revisions expand the disclosures topics included in two of the industries (Metals & Mining and Coal Operations) and narrow the disclosure topics […]

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Introducing the Materiality Finder

Introducing the Materiality Finder
October 15, 2021

Today we’re pleased to introduce the Materiality Finder – a new tool that makes it easier and faster to find the information you want related to the SASB Standards. This tool was developed after conducting extensive user research and parsing website data. From this work, we learned that website visitors want two primary things when […]

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Integrating SASB Standards Into a Dynamic ESG Composite Score

Integrating SASB Standards Into a Dynamic ESG Composite Score
October 14, 2021

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are among the most significant drivers of change in the world today with major implications for businesses and long-term investors. Global markets are increasingly focusing on factors that drive long-term enterprise value, and intangibles now represent the lion’s share of this value. Investors regard many ESG matters as critical […]

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Meeting of Nordic minds

Meeting of Nordic minds
October 7, 2021

A Scandinavian Corporate-Investor Dialogue helped advance the consensus around corporate reporting in the region Scandinavian investors are at the forefront of ESG integration, yet just 32% of the region’s top companies have answered investors’ calls to adopt SASB Standards, compared to 52% in the rest of Europe*. Recently Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), Nordea Asset […]

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From Vision to Reality: ESG Integration Proliferating in Private Markets

From Vision to Reality: ESG Integration Proliferating in Private Markets
October 4, 2021

Robust ESG integration across a comprehensive set of practitioners has quickly become a reality in the private markets. A rapidly rising number of firms license SASB Standards for use in all stages of investment and reporting processes: over the last three years, the number of private markets entities licensing SASB Standards has grown by 8.3x, […]

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SASB Standards Board: Can We Add Clarity to Core Concepts?

SASB Standards Board: Can We Add Clarity to Core Concepts?
October 1, 2021

During Friday’s public meeting of the SASB Standards Board, staff provided a status update on a project initiated in September 2019 to refresh the SASB Conceptual Framework. From its inception, the project has aimed to articulate the Standards Board’s core principles more clearly, rather than to substantively alter them. Background As part of the project, […]

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Today In Market Feedback: Human Capital

Today In Market Feedback: Human Capital
September 30, 2021

This month, Associate Director Greg Waters interviews Joanne Bauer, Paul Rissman and Tanika West of Rights CoLab to discuss input on the Human Capital project. When and why did Rights CoLab first get involved in the SASB Standards Human Capital project? A key pillar of our work at Rights CoLab is leveraging the financial sector […]

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