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6 Tips to Foster Practical Wisdom in Decision Making

Aristotle might be best known for ‘inventing’ science (see my discussion of The Lagoon – how Aristotle invented science) and being a rather rational kind of chap. Although this is certainly true, and you can learn a lot from reading his treatises (his extant works read more like lecture notes than books) such as On […]

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Veel gestelde vragen rondom de Wet bekendmaking niet-financiële informatie (NFI)

This post is about the translation of the EU regulation on disclosure of non-financial information to a Dutch national regulation; this entry will, therefore, be in Dutch. 1. Welke organisaties moeten aan de wet bekendmaking NFI voldoen? Organisaties van openbaar belang (beursgenoteerde ondernemingen, banken, verzekeraars en kredietinstellingen) met meer dan 500 werknemers, een balanswaarde groter

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The EU Directive on Disclosure of Non-Financial Information: Will It Push the Needle?

Do you think the EU Directive on Disclosure of Non-Financial Information (follow this link) will seriously push the needle on sustainable practices? Or will it just be an exercise in box-ticking? Starting this year, over 6,000 companies in the EU will be required to disclose negative impacts caused by their business operations, including their policies

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What every manager should know about (5/5): Non-Financial Disclosure

Introduction This ‘What Every Manager Should Know About’-series is intended for managers whose businesses have to disclose (or feel the need or pressure to disclose) non-financial information. The needs or pressures to disclose non-financial information are manifold. Regulatory compliance such as EU directive 2014/95/EU, NGO pressure, ESG-risk management, demands from investors, and many other factors

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What every manager should know about (4/5): Corruption and Bribery

Introduction Now that large corporates have to adhere to EU regulation 2014/95/EU, managers should be more familiar with a number of non-financial topics. The EU regulation on the disclosure of non-financial information asks firms to provide information on environmental, social and employee matters, respect for human rights, anti-corruption and anti-bribery matters. In this post, the

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3 Reasons to Use Science-Based Measures in Your Sustainability Report

In the Guardian, the case is made that current reporting practices on sustainability are a great waste of time. According to researchers, nobody actually reads sustainability reports. One of the main reasons being, that reports are impenetrable: they’re just too thick to get through.  The authors identified a number of issues with current sustainability reporting

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