More of our clients are asking us about integrating their sustainability disclosure into their company’s main annual report. So in my fourth post on key issues in CR and sustainability reporting, some words of caution about going down the integration route . . .
As sustainability issues take their rightful place at the heart of business decision-making, they will no longer be seen as add-ons to be covered in a separate report. Instead, they will be material enough to merit inclusion as a core part of annual reports for mainstream investors.
The logical next step for reporters might then be for the annual report to swallow the sustainability report completely – as is already the case in some organisations.