2020

Devoir de Vigilance 

The French Devoir de Vigilance law is unique in that it requires companies to actually take care of people and planet, or else...  This report assesses 134 companies, who identified as being subject to the law, against legal compliance, UNGP performance, and transparency. There is something for everyone in this study: For companies, how did you square off against the actual legal requirements and UNGPs? For civil society, what makes this law special, and how is it being implemented? For policy-makers, is the legislative intent being met? For lawyers, what is the legal theory with which one could defend or attack any given subject company?

-> here the report's landing page

-> here the report's press release

-> here the report's webinar

-> here a copy of the webinar presentation (pdf)

2019

EU NFRD summary measurement findings 

Gaping measurement discrepancies are found between companies in Germany, Sweden and Austria with regard to their accounting of greenhouse emissions, energy consumption, recycled input materials and work-related injuries.

-> download brief

EU NFRD country case studies

These 3 case studies on corporate non-financial reporting in Germany, Sweden and Austria represent baseline studies that systematically assess the degree of non-financial reporting under the EU Non Financial Reporting Directive. Each study features an evaluation framework premised on 60+ key performance indicators (KPIs) based on GRI, DNK, and UN Global Compact indicators on a range of environmental, social and governance matters.

 -> here the reports' landing page

 -> here the press release

 -> here an article on Germany's case (in German)

ESG

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) refers to three central themes concerning corporate performance in light of their sustainability and ethical impact.

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