The Reporting Exchange: An overview of sustainability and corporate reporting in Costa Rica


11 March, 2018



Widely regarded as a world leader in sustainable development, Costa Rica has topped the Happy Planet Index three times. Their progressive outlook on social policy demonstrates how to decouple economic development and environmental degradation. Costa Rica is also present on the Reporting Exchange, and with a national focus on sustainability and social equity, it not surprising that there is a significant number of corporate ESG reporting requirements and resources for WBCSD and CDSB worked with the Business Association for Development (AED), WBCSD’s Global Network partner in Costa Rica, to assess and research these reporting requirements and resources.

In this country report, Olga Sauma, Executive Director at AED, answers questions about Costa Rica’s sustainable development agenda, the role of business in its progress and the status of the Costa Rican corporate reporting landscape.