For customers, investors and consumers alike, it can make a difference whether a company operates sustainably and adheres to ethical and ecological standards. Standardized and verifiable reports are needed so that companies can provide credible and verifiable evidence of their ability to walk the talk of sustainability. Reporting standards should present corporate contributions to sustainable development in manner that facilitates comparison and be universally applicable to companies of all sizes and types.
With this study on developing uniform sustainability reporting standards, which I led at the IASS Potsdam and which was prepared by BAUM Consult, we are trying to promote the development of effective sustainability balances.
Report in Süddeutschen Zeitung (DE)