In June 2013, the UN Global Compact published a report advocating for a greater role of the private sector in the post-2015 development agenda.In its section on identifying the core of the post-2015 agenda, including its linkages to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) it emphasises the importance of mobilising businesses and investors towards the SDGs and offers recommendations on how countries can set up inclusive and sustainable markets.
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Exploring Civil Society Perspectives on Sustainability Reporting and Sustainability Reporting Policies
Corporate sustainability reporting has built a lot of momentum in the last few years. Consquently, its importance was addressed as part of the Outcome Document of the Rio+20 Conference (paragraph 47). In February 2013, Stakeholder Forum published a paper on the different reporting initiatives around the world. Concluding that, while the perspectives of civil society organisations converge on many issues regarding sustainability reporting, there is still a lack in trust in the concept, Stakeholder forum proposes a couple of specific tasks to make reporting a valid tool to measure and assess the impacts of companies.
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The Post-2015 and Sustainable Development Goals Processes: A Platform for Action for Responsible Investors
Rio+20 was a key opportunity for the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Coalition. Raising the profile of the sustainability reporting agenda as stipulated in paragraph 47, it became an important stage for a more visible and active role of progressive businesses and investors in sustainable development and the multilateral process. It also showed how the private sector and civil society can effectively work together towards a common goal. Stakeholder Forum's briefing paper, published in January 2013, aims to inform the coalition about new spaces for action and attempts to identify some areas for potential engagement from investors in the context of these processes.
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