The Sustainable Development Goals and the future of corporate reportingCDP
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were introduced in 2015 are being increasingly implemented in global society. Governments and the private sector have taken the SDGs as the global framework underlying the direction and actions towards 2030, which has been set by the United Nations as the year in which the SDGs should be achieved.
We, the participants of the Corporate Reporting Dialogue, fulfil a specific mandate within the societal system: to ensure transparency and accountability as the basis for better decision-making by companies, investors and other stakeholders; to ensure financial markets have the information needed to efficiently price assets and risk; and to promote financial stability. We have worked over the past years to better understand one another’s frameworks and to look for opportunities for further harmonization. The ongoing recognition of the importance of wider value creation and the need for integration of financial and nonfinancial information are strong drivers of our work. We are determined to contribute to forms of transparency that enable all relevant stakeholders to allocate our
societal capitals appropriately, to understand the interconnections of multiple forms of capital that drive long-term value to stakeholders, to broaden and enrich the perspectives on value creation and to take better capital allocation decisions through better insights into the linkage between value creation and the SDGs.