Mapping the sustainability reporting landscape: Lost in the right direction

Changing expectations about the role of business and an expansion of the criteria used to measure corporate performance, have created a multidisciplinary reporting landscape.

While there is much agreement in what different reporting initiatives seek to achieve, there is also a sense of confusion and fragmentation.

We are headed in the right direction but can, at times, appear lost in a multiplicity of standards and frameworks.

This report, Mapping the sustainability reporting landscape: Lost in the right direction, analyses the current state of play and proposes terminology, tools and approaches for charting routes through the landscape.

The report examines:

  • the changing nature of corporate reporting
  • the components that make up the sustainability reporting landscape
  • the challenges facing sustainability reporting
  • proposals for bringing order to sustainability reporting.

Download the report (PDF format, 4MB)


ACCA / CDSB debate

EU and international experts debated the report findings at a special event in Brussels on 21 June. Watch the highlights of the event in our short video:

Debate speakers

  • MEP Cora van Nieuwenhuizen and Karl Falkenberg, Senior Advisor at the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC)
  • Lois Guthrie, Founding Director, CDSB
  • Jimmy Greer, Senior Manager, Business Focus, ACCA
  • Nicolas Bernier-Abad, DG FISMA, European Commission
  • Lars Mueller, DG ENVI, European Commission
  • Flavia Micilotta, Secretary General Eurosif
  • David Szafran, Lawyer at Law Square and Chair of ISAR 30th session at UNCTAD
  • Elisabeth Gambert, Director CSR & International Affairs, AFEP and Chair of EuropeanIssuers’s Corporate Reporting WG