The Alliance for Corporate Transparency project analyses how European companies disclose information necessary for understanding their impact on society and the environment, as required by the EU Non-financial Reporting Directive. It serves as guidance to companies and regulators, and provides data to substantiate the discussion on the standardisation of sustainability disclosure, which is in turn also a prerequisite for sustainable finance.

Initial results

The project has assessed the reports of 105 European companies from the Energy, ICT and Health Care sectors in the initial round held in 2018. The main results are summarised in this website. You may also download the "2018 Research Report" PDF where you will find all the results and conclusions from the initial research in a detailed briefing.

The Alliance for Corporate Transparency is three-year research project that brings together leading civil society organisations and experts with the aim of analysing the corporate disclosure on sustainability issues by the 1000 largest companies operating in the EU and providing evidence-based recommendations for legislative changes.

News

Media coverage and impact of the project’s initial research

The Alliance for Corporate Transparency published its initial results on February 2019 after having analysed the information disclosed by 105 companies from the Energy, ICT and Healthcare sectors. The project will now expand its research to cover 1000 companies from all industrial sectors.

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The European Commission responds to NGO statement on corporate sustainability reporting

Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice President of the European Commission replied this March to a statement signed by 27 leading NGOs calling on EU policy-makers to clarify the legal framework for company disclosures on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues.

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Companies failing to report meaningful information about their impacts on society and the environment

The Alliance for Corporate Transparency project has analysed how European companies disclose information necessary for understanding their impact on society and the environment, as required by the EU Non-financial Reporting Directive.

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The Alliance for Corporate Transparency project presented at major events

On 18 October, the European Commission hosted an open stakeholder meeting on non-financial disclosures organised by DG FISMA (Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union)

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Presentation of initial results: the state of corporate sustainability disclosure under the EU NFR Directive conference

The conference will see the presentation of the first results from the assessment of the corporate implementation of the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive carried out by the Alliance for Corporate Transparency.

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