During the ISAR 35th session UNCTAD has launched a new initiative entitled “ISAR Honours”. The objective of the “ISAR Honours” is to raise awareness and facilitate dissemination of national best practices on sustainability and SDG reporting. The Initiative 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).

The ISAR Honours recognizes national or international policy, institutional or capacity-building initiatives that encourage and assist enterprises to publish data on their contribution to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable; 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.

It is expected that the ISAR Honours will contribute to collecting and raising awareness of good practices on sustainability and SDG reporting, facilitating their dissemination as well as support developing national case studies, enhancing stakeholder dialogue and facilitating reporting by countries on the SDG 12.6.1.