What small caps can take away from Amazon’s move to write emissions data into its supplier standards

And what to do about it.

As governments around the world roll out mandatory climate reporting legislation to support the world’s transition to a net zero emissions economy, it’s clear that large entities will need to begin emissions accounting some time over the next 12 months, if they aren’t already doing so.

The impact of mandatory reporting on smaller businesses, though, has not been so clear.

A new move by Amazon to update its Supply Chain Standards next year to require its suppliers to share their emissions data and set reduction goals gives us some clue of how the requirements imposed on larger companies could trickle down on smaller entities – and when.

In short, it appears smaller entities are going to be impacted much sooner than anticipated.

July 31st, 2023 by Ilona Marchetta
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How Australian small caps are likely to be impacted by the new ISSB sustainability disclosure standards

Key takeaways

  • The new sustainability disclosure standards, IFRS S1 and S2, draw upon and consolidate many of the leading ESG reporting frameworks in use today
  • Designed to standardise ESG reporting principles for the benefit of the investment community in decision making process
  • Governments are developing new legislation for listed entities aligned with standards
  • Based on accounting principles, the new standards are expected to significantly change corporate reporting, and spur a large uptake of emissions accounting by organisations.
July 27th, 2023 by Ilona Marchetta
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IR Department expands with ESG practice and new team members

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July 4th, 2023 by IR Department
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