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EU director Ugo Bassi said recently that “transparency should contribute to better long-term performance, sustainable economic growth and employment.” His views are not new. There has been an increasing consensus, particularly within Governments that if businesses disclose sustainability data and … Continue reading

February 10th, 2014

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Released 13th August 2013 Materiality was made a staple component of the Global Reporting Index’s latest guidelines in June of this year to emphasise the growing importance of non-financial data in corporate reporting, big data that holds the key to … Continue reading

August 13th, 2013

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Article appeared in Supply Management blog 26th July, 2013 by Dr Nick Murry, CSO, Ecodesk When David Cameron said at the launch of the G8 in June that the UK would “drive a transparency revolution in every corner of the … Continue reading

July 26th, 2013

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Released 25th July 2013 Ecodesk, the world’s largest business and supply chain sustainability platform for non-financial information has struck enterprise deals with 18 companies in the past few weeks, who want to openly map their supply chain sustainability performance through … Continue reading

July 26th, 2013

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Released 21st June 2013 Despite the G8 talks in Lough Erne being dominated by tax and Syria, the leaders did have time to sign an open data charter and publish pledges on climate change. Richard Gladhill, Head of Climate Change … Continue reading

June 21st, 2013

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Released 20th June 2013 G8 leaders have committed to implementing transparent strategies to report pollution levels and energy consumption through the Open Data Charter, signed by all G8 countries this week. Environmental protection is one of the key targets cited in … Continue reading

June 21st, 2013

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Released 17th June 2013 ‘Open for Growth’ an event held in London to promote the UK G8 priorities of tax, trade and transparency explored the role open data has to play in increasing transparency and fostering growth. MP, Francis Maude … Continue reading

June 17th, 2013

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Released 13th June 2013 Gregory Baker, Minister of State for Climate Change, has championed the importance of ‘firm data’ in a speech at the London School of Economics in outlining the Coalition’s vision for ‘Taking Action to Mitigate Climate Change’. … Continue reading

June 13th, 2013

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Released 31st May 2013 United Airlines has embarked upon a new sustainability initiative to survey its supply chain to help it set its own new energy and carbon reduction targets… but are traditional methods such as surveys now obsolete with … Continue reading

May 31st, 2013

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Released 22nd May 2013 The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has given its first public airing to a new set of sustainability reporting guidelines aimed at increasing transparency and accountability in supply chains. Called G4, the guidelines are aimed at all … Continue reading

May 23rd, 2013

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