BSR logo
{

BSR17 Al Gore

Collaborative Initiatives

Future of Reporting

Sharing reporting best practices to improve sustainability performance and enable informed decision-making

Future of Reporting Overview


Introduction


Sustainability reporting has grown considerably in both quantity and quality over the past 20 years. However, the impact of sustainability reporting can be increased in two important areas: accelerating improved sustainability performance at companies and enabling informed decision-making by stakeholders.

The Future of Reporting collaborative initiative is a group of companies sharing reporting best practices and using these insights to inform the work of various reporting organizations.

The Potential

By holding the pen while sustainability reports are written, company sustainability practitioners occupy a very special position in the world of sustainability reporting. They have the potential to de ne the solutions for better reporting and shape an approach to sustainability reporting that most effectively accelerates improved sustainability performance and enables informed decision-making.



Mission


Our mission is for member companies to create sustainability reports that result in:

Improved sustainability performance at companies
Informed decision-making by stakeholders

Further, it is our mission that insights gained from the practical discipline of creating, publishing, and using sustainability reports is channeled into the work of various reporting organizations, thereby increasing the usefulness and quality of sustainability reporting guidelines, standards, and resources. 



How We Work


  • Research agenda to surface best practices and reporting trends
  • Two in-person meetings per year (one at BSR annual Conference)
  • One publication (or similar) to in uence the reporting eld
  • Concept development (e.g. Key Performance Indicator/Key Performance Narrative table) 


Why Join?


  • Share reporting best practices with peers and learn from other BSR member companies
  1. Engage with leadesr shaping the future of reporting
  2. Benefit from a safe space to dig deep on specific reporting challenges and topics
  3. Further develop the ideas set out in the BSR "Triangles, Numbers, and Narratives" report
  4. Understand how to apply reporting frameworks, such as GRI, IIRC, OTI, RAFI, and SASB
  5. Increase the impact of reporting practitioners

Download Our Overview

Future of Reporting Companies

  • Bank of America
  • Barrick Gold
  • Becton Dickinson
  • Chevron
  • Dell
  • Flextronics
  • GAP Inc.
  • General Mills
  • Google
  • Hydro Quebec
  • Qualcomm
  • Sempra Energy

Meet the Team for Future of Reporting

Dunstan Allison-Hope

Dunstan Allison-Hope

Managing Director

San Francisco


New York


New York


Talk to Us  
Contact the Future of Reporting team with any questions.

Our Insights on Future of Reporting

Big Brands, Big Impact: A Marketer’s Guide to Behavior Change

Reports

Big Brands, Big Impact: A Marketer’s Guide to Behavior Change

This report highlights findings from a recent study that explored how companies can trigger behavioral shifts that enable more sustainable lifestyles, grow demand for more sustainable products, and create business value.

Read More 


Can Marketers Change the World?

Blog

Can Marketers Change the World?

We have reached a tipping point for sustainability marketing.

Read More 


Lessons in Technology and Convergence from SXSW 2017

Blog

Lessons in Technology and Convergence from SXSW 2017

Here are four trends that ran through this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.

Read More 


Calling All Sustainability Reporting Practitioners

Blog

Calling All Sustainability Reporting Practitioners

We're launching a new collaborative initiative to provide a space for practitioners to share learnings, insights, and perspectives and address important questions about the future of sustainability reporting.

Read More