September 14, 2012
The Future We Want: Sustainability Reporting at Rio+20
June marked the occasion of the Rio+20 Earth Summit, the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. We believe that corporations and investors can play a critical role in achieving the Earth Summit's ambitious sustainability agenda. We were therefore very pleased to find a statement in support of corporate sustainability reporting in the final declaration adopted in Rio, entitled "The Future We Want." Domini was part of a coalition of international investors managing $2 trillion seeking a strong commitment in Rio from the UN delegates on a corporate sustainability reporting convention. We were honored to represent the investor coalition at two preparatory meetings of UN delegates to explain the rationale and benefits of sustainability reporting.