We are pleased to announce the launch of our new initiative entitled “ISAR Honours”. It aims to support efforts on enhancing the quality of companies’ reporting on their contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and its usefulness for monitoring the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

ISAR Honours will be awarded to policy, institutional or capacity-building initiatives in member States that facilitate improvements in companies’ reporting on sustainability issues, including by promoting the integration of sustainability information such as environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into companies’ reporting cycle, as well as good practices on publishing and collecting data on companies’ contribution to the attainment of the SDG. ISAR Honours will help to raise awareness of achievements as well as challenges in this important area.

The objective of the ISAR Honours is to raise awareness and facilitate dissemination of national best practices on sustainability and SDG reporting. The ISAR Honours will recognize policy, institutional or capacity-building initiatives in member States that encourage and assist enterprises to publish data on their contribution to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The results of the ISAR Honours were unveiled during the thirty-fifth session of ISAR, on 24 October 2018 in Geneva:

  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development, in partnership with Climate Standards Disclosure Board and Ecodesk
  • FSR – Danish Auditors
  • B3
  • Ministry for Economy and Finance, France and Ministry for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs, Sweden
  • UK Green Finance Taskforce
  • Professor Carol Adams, Durham University Business School, supported by Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
  • Aviva, World Benchmarking Alliance