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Sustainability reporting: Going beyond compliance

By fully embedding sustainability practices in their business, companies stand to reap distinct benefits.

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A case in point would be the companies in the business of producing palm oil or forestry products in Indonesia. They will do well to highlight in their sustainability reports how the material risk to the environment is being managed.

IT will become mandatory for all SGX primary-listed companies to publish an annual sustainability report on a comply-or-explain basis with effect from the financial year ending on or after 31 December 2017. The SGX said this will help meet growing demand from investors for more information on

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