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EUROPEAN UNION

A heads-up to 2017: New sustainability law expected to apply to 6,000 companies in EU

May 29, 2014

If you are a large private or public company based in the EU, you are now obliged by law to report on your policies, risks and results related to social, environmental, employee and human rights ... Read more

 

CANADA

New audit requirement on the horizon? Conflict minerals disclosure reporting for Canadian companies gets second reading

May 29, 2014

On April 3, 2014, the Conflict Minerals Act (Private Members Bill C-486, proposed by New Democrat Party foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar) – related to the extraction, processing, purchase, trade, and ... Read more

 

AUSTRALIA/ASIA PACIFIC

Mandated reporting of environmental and social sustainability risks for ASX listed companies to take effect July 2014

May29, 2014

On March 27th, the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) released its revised “Principles and Recommendations, the third revIsion of its guidelines since 2003. The 2014 version has been developed ... Read more

 

Listed Companies in Australia still not meeting the grade

July 21, 2014

In July, the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors released its seventh report examining how well Australian companies report on environmental, social and governance factors ... Read more

 

INDIA

India Companies Act now in effect – Boards accountable for earmarking spending on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

May29, 2014

Coming into force on April 1, 2014, The Companies Act in India requires that companies now spend 2% of their three year annual average profit on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.  ... Read more

 

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