Sustainable trade and investment in the Indo-Pacific
Our ‘Sustainable Trade and Investment through Reporting’ (STIR) program aims to increase market transparency and build sustainability reporting capacity in the Indo-Pacific region.
Supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the program engages market regulators in Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka to promote smart policies for sustainability reporting. The program also supports capacity building to advance sustainability reporting among listed companies in the region, focusing particularly on the extractives sector and reporting on the issue of modern slavery.
With the STIR program GRI:
- Supports the capacity of listed companies to disclose their sustainability impacts
- Promotes a reporting environment conducive to transparency, by engaging market regulators and stock exchanges in the region.
- ESG related guidance documents for listed companies on the Colombo (CSE) and Dhaka (DSE) Stock Exchanges.
- Providing technical input into the Filipino Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sustainability reporting Guidelines for Publicly Listed Companies (issued February 2019).
- 27 capacity building workshops held for Publicly Listed Companies on sustainability reporting since 2017.
- 55% increase in downloads of the GRI Standards across the five target countries since 2017.
- ESG Guidance Document (2019): Guidance on Sustainability Reporting for Listed Companies in Bangladesh
- ESG Guidance Document (2019): Communicating Sustainability: Six recommendations for listed Companies
- Topic specific Toolkit (2019): Advancing modern slavery reporting to meet stakeholder expectations. (Download from the 'Related documents' section below)