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Sustainability reporting and investors: what to look out for

Investors are increasingly behind the drive to get companies to talk more about sustainability issues - and in greater detail

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A polar bear statue made out of car hoods is seen in front of the Ferry Building during the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, California. Long term investors are aware of the risks around rising sea levels, and the implications for infrastructure. This could include coastal infrastructure such as ports and airports, as well as factories located in areas at risk from rising sea levels.

INVESTORS will have seen many companies in Singapore publish sustainability reports of late. Driven by SGX rule changes that require sustainability reporting from year-end 2017 on a comply-or-explain basis, these reports are part of a wider movement towards fully understanding the sustainability

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