This WBCSD report on sustainable development reporting answers the worldwide call on companies for greater accountability and transparency by explaining why and how reporting can help turn the recent wave of boardroom scandals into renewed boardroom trust. The report covers three main areas:

  1. a step-by-step guide to help companies to improve or develop their reports.
  2. recommendations on how to bridge the gap between the information needs of the financial community and the reporting practices of companies.
  3. insight into the debate on the standardization of reporting formats. The authors outline 5 dilemmas to establishing a framework for sustainable development reporting.