Together with partners, policy makers, and regulators, we advocate for the harmonisation of global impact measurement and reporting standards and their adoption in the UK.

Global and transparent standards

More and more consumers, investors and policy makers want to see companies report transparently on the positive and negative impact of their business activities on the environment and society. But the lack of global reporting standards makes it difficult for companies to measure and report their impact in a consistent and comparable way, and for investors and individuals to assess and compare this impact.

Together with partners, policy makers, and regulators, we advocate for the harmonisation of global impact measurement and reporting standards and their adoption in the UK. We want to make it easier for businesses and organisations to incorporate impact at the heart of their business models, and have set out our vision for transparent, consistent, comparable reporting of environmental, social and economic outcomes.

We support the intent of five global standard setters, whose frameworks, standards and platforms guide the majority of sustainability and integrated reporting, to work towards a shared vision of what is needed for progress towards comprehensive corporate reporting. 

Sustainability Reporting Standards for social housing

As part of a working group, we have helped to develop a Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing that can be used to boost flows of socially responsible investment in social housing.

Our vision for easier and more accessible impact reporting

More and more consumers, investors and policy makers are interested in the long-term sustainability of businesses and more businesses and organisations want to incorporate impact at the heart of what they do. To make reporting of environmental, social and economic outcomes easier, the Institute has laid out its vision for transparent, consistent, and comparable reporting.

Read our briefing paper here

Sustainability Reporting Standards for Social Housing

As part of the ESG Social Housing Working Group, the Institute helped develop the Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing. The Standard makes it easier for housing providers to report on their ESG performance in a transparent, consistent and comparable way and attract more private impact capital to help tackle the UK’s deepening housing crisis.

Read the full report here

Technology-enabled impact reporting practice across the investment chain

Our joint report in partnership with Deloitte, highlights that while progress in impact reporting practice is being made, the challenges to effective impact reporting practice are great. Without significant action from progressive keystone players, the rate of change in impact reporting practice will be insufficient to meet society’s global challenges including the climate emergency.

Read the full report here