Cbus Annual Integrated Report 2017 and the SDGs

by Carol A Adams

The Cbus Annual Integrated Report 2017 articulates how the pension fund contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) acknowledging the important role of long term investors.  The report identifies six SDGs which Cbus can contribute to and also recognises that it has more work to do in developing strategy to do so.

Sustainable development issues are considered in the identification of risks and opportunities posed by the external environment. Contribution to the SDGs is linked to transformation of the multiple capitals of integrated reporting.

The report includes a timeline demonstrating the significant shift in thinking and action on responsible investment by Cbus, the sector and campaign groups since the turn of the century.

The consideration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment risks is now embedded within the discussion on investment approaches reflecting policy updates.

This year’s report also better describes ‘how’ things are done in a more appealing business model graphic.   The report  demonstrates that strategy development has been better aligned with the <IR> Framework.

Cbus is an advisory client and CEO David Atkin was on the Advisory Group that provided feedback on my report: Adams (2017) The Sustainable Development Goals, integrated thinking and the integrated report published by the IIRC and ICAS. For further information on the approach contact me.

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