Sustainability reporting – Its then, now and the emerging next!
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Sustainability report is the gathering of sustainability information in a systematic and presentable way such that an easy comparison with the past and progress concerning the target is possible, for the improvement in environmental, social and economic aspects of the company. The nature of sustainability information has witnessed a tremendous variation reflecting the changing political and environmental scenario. Last three decades has witnessed the inception of different non-governmental organisations striving for sustainability, frameworks for sustainability reports and changing formats of reporting. Altogether sustainability reporting has now became a brand tag, believed to have improving the reputation of the company among the stakeholders. Further opportunities have invited business models in sustainability resulted in top consulting firms and hundreds of new companies working towards it. With the fast moving world and more competition, sustainability reporting is experiencing shift in trends and experimentation which has invited great responsiveness of companies as well as stakeholders. This paper is a journey through the routes sustainability reporting has already covered, and exploring the paths of journey ahead.
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