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Dynamic, Nested and Core Materialities – Materiality Madness?

In February 2022, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) published a paper titled “The materiality madness: why definitions matter”. GRI’s corporate sustainability reporting standards, based on the concept of double materiality, are the most widely used worldwide. GRI’s key message in the paper was simple – don’t complicate the idea of materiality. As GRI put it,...

The concept of “Double Materiality” in sustainability reporting

“Double Materiality” – What does “double materiality” mean for sustainability reporting? The concept of “double materiality” is a central element of future corporate sustainability reporting in the European Union. The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) will replace the current Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) in Europe. As per the mandate of the CSRD, sustainability reporting is...