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SASB prepares to codify full set of sustainability standards

Tammy Whitehouse | June 22, 2018

At a proverbial snail’s pace, movement toward sustainability reporting is approaching a quiet but important milestone this summer.

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board is about to codify an entire set of standards companies can follow to identify, manage, and disclose their performance on sustainability-related matters. After years of developing provisional, industry-specific standards using research, exposure drafts, public consultation, and revision, SASB has developed what it considers to be a complete set of standards to guide disclosures of sustainability metrics that carry financial consequences.

The board put the full book out for another round of public comment and review through late 2017 and early 2018, and now it is preparing to codify the...

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