Turn SFDR to your advantage for sustainable and investible real estate

New regulations are excellent opportunities to prove transparency and compliance to investors interested in sustainable assets. We ask sustainability consultants Kris Kolenc and Karolina Krzystek-De Ranter how financial market participants can turn SFDR into a competitive advantage to secure a strong position in sustainable finance. Hi Kris, what is the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation…

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Is the sustainability report the right place for storytelling?

Firstly, what is storytelling?  Storytelling is how people naturally communicate. Within your sustainability report, it is a means of communication, using narrative techniques surrounding employees, the organisation, the past and visions for the future, social bonding and work itself, to build in the reader a new point-of-view or reinforce an opinion or behaviour. Storytelling tools…

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The State of Corporate Sustainability Reporting in the EU

The legislation for sustainability disclosures in Europe will be reformed in 2021, as part of a major overhaul of financial market regulation. Importantly, these reforms include plans to create accompanying reporting standards. Similar to financial accounting, sustainability reporting is essential for improved corporate management of risks and opportunities. Focusing on relevant and meaningful disclosures is…

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Communicating COVID-19 impacts through Sustainability Reporting

With market uncertainty pervasive and belief in business deteriorating, using the annual sustainability report to restore confidence with all stakeholders is more important than ever. Your next report will need to provide a clear, trustworthy narrative, detailing specific insights on how the pandemic has impacted on your sustainability strategy, business model, risks and stakeholder commitments.…

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Sustainability Report Post-COVID-19

As COVID-19 coincided with our spring peak reporting season, our reporting clients have had to consider adjusting their reports to suit. Despite the focus on the 2019 reporting calendar, many have chosen to acknowledge COVID-19 within the introduction or even a dedicated full chapter, allowing stakeholders to considerately judge the effectiveness of the organisationā€™s response.…

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INREV and Sustainability Reporting: Mandatory Requirements and Best Practice Recommendations

INREV is the European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles. It is recognised as the leading platform for sharing knowledge on the non-listed real estate industry and has a goal to improve transparency, professionalism and best practices across the sector. In 2016 INREV Sustainability Reporting Guidelines were revised to establish a disclosure framework…

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