25 October 2018

Eubelius’ Sustainability Report was nominated and received special recognition for “Enhancing quality of company reporting on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” during the UNCTAD World Investment Forum in Geneva from the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR). This recognition encourages our initiative to further develop our contribution to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

A few years ago, ISAR extended its scope of activities from financial reporting to non-financial reporting, including on environmental and social impacts, for enhancing sustainable development.

UNCTAD-ISAR 35 Opening Session 

The UNCTAD ISAR 35 opening session in Geneva on 24 October 2018 was welcomed by UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General, Isabelle Durant, former deputy prime minister of Belgium and former vice-president of the European Parliament, who introduced the first speakers panel with Professor Jean-Paul Servais, Vice-Chairman of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and Chairman of the Belgian FSMA, Michel Prada, former Chair of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation, Richard Howitt, CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council and former Member of the European Parliament, and David Szafran, attorney at Eubelius.

Eubelius’ contribution to UN Sustainable Development Goals

Eubelius’ responsible attitude and contribution to a more sustainable world is not only being driven by more and more Eubelius clients, but from within the company. In its initiative, Eubelius has focused in particular on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). 

It is in this context that Eubelius has published its first report on the implementation of its CSR policy (introduced in 2012) and targets achieved during the 2012–2017 period. 

Since 2012, Eubelius has been developing two priorities along one principal axis: the health and wellbeing of its co-workers (SDG 3) and contributing to sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11) through initiatives in the social, cultural and philanthropic domains or in relation to environmental and health matters. 

Eubelius should also identify its contribution in many other areas, such as SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production), SDG 13 (climate action), SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) and SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals). 

The UNCTAD-ISAR recognition encourages Eubelius to move towards accountability within recognised frameworks, which will allow stakeholders to track Eubelius’ progress in this area.

About the World Investment Forum 2018

Organised around the overall theme Investing in Sustainable Development, the 2018 UNCTAD World Investment Forum marks the 10th anniversary of the Forum.

The biennial Forum brings together some 4,000 to 5,000 investment stakeholders from 160 countries. The stakeholder landscape encompasses high-level participants from the global investment community, including heads of state and government, ministers, executives of global companies and stock exchanges, sovereign wealth fund managers, investment treaty negotiators, heads of investment promotion agencies, international investment location experts, heads of international organisations, parliamentarians, civil society representatives, eminent scholars, and the international media.

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