ISAR Honours celebrates innovative developments, raises awareness, and promotes national and global best practices in sustainability and SDG reporting. The program acknowledges policy, institutional, or capacity-building initiatives in member States that encourage enterprises to publish data on their contribution to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The program welcomes, in particular, proposals from developing countries to recognize their efforts and improve enterprise sustainability reporting by integrating ESG information into their reporting cycle.
The main outcome of the program is to identify and disseminate best practices, supporting the UNCTAD mandate to advance its work on international standards of accounting and reporting, and to promote best practices on sustainability reporting and corporate transparency. It also aims to raise awareness of the ISAR role as an open forum on sustainability reporting matters, enhancing the harmonization of reporting in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals.
The ISAR Honours Ceremony celebrates the efforts of organizations that have made significant contributions to sustainability reporting. It also provides an opportunity for honourees to demonstrate their achievements, share the best practice, and inspire others to follow their example on advancing sustainability reporting practices across the world.
- Highlight and disseminate existing national, regional and international best practice on sustainability and SDG reporting.
- Nominate three top-recognized initiatives for national and international categories.
- Special nominations will be additionally awarded with a focus on developing countries.
- Promote importance of sustainability reporting across all types of stakeholders worldwide.