Communicating Sustainable Development and Reporting to Stakeholders


14 October, 2018



This year, our Leadership Program brought together 46 participants, from WBCSD member companies, over an eight-month period under the theme of “Communicating sustainable development & reporting to stakeholders.” Understanding how to communicate with different stakeholders within and outside of an organization is critical to making progress and moving ahead. Communication is also a key leadership skill. As part of their learning journey, this year’s participants completed group research reports based on literature reviews, research and interviews.

This document provides a summary of the seven reports:

  1. Getting CFOs on board with sustainability
  2. Integrated reporting: integrated thinking for long-term value creation
  3. Digital reporting: evaluating the “why” and “how” of digital reporting trends for ESG information
  4. The costs and benefits of disclosing financial-grade ESG information: how to accelerate change across the assurance landscape
  5. To net or not to net: what is the value of assessing net impact?
  6. Safe water gardens: safe sanitation for all
  7. below50: deciphering the low-carbon fuels communication challenge