Clariant Publishes First-Ever Integrated Report

Sustainserv Supports First Integrated Report for the Swiss Company

TitlepageClariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, published its first Integrated Report for the 2016 reporting year. Inspired by the Integrated Reporting framework of the IIRC, it provides a deeper view into Clariant’s holistic approach to the management of its value creation process, and its commitment to create added value for customers, employees, shareholders and the environment in the long term. 

Sustainserv served as the integrated reporting consultant and external editor for this report, and provided conceptual and technical guidance for the project team. “The collaboration with Sustainserv was particularly valuable in the development of the business model, which is a guiding theme in the report,” said Kai Rolker, Head Group Communications at Clariant. “In addition, they were of great help to identify our current status - our achievements and our gaps - and to draw the right conclusions.”


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Companies are increasingly being asked to provide a more comprehensive view on their ability to create value. Integrated Reporting helps companies clearly articulate their value creation process by way of material financial and non-financial performance indicators, and how they interact with the business model of the company. “Supporting Clariant in developing their first Integrated Report was a groundbreaking and very rewarding project,” said Bernd Kasemir, Managing Partner at Sustainserv.

The Clariant report is available at and can be downloaded in English and German. In addition, the report can also be ordered as an English or German hard copy via the company website.

For more information, please contact:
Bernd Kasemir, Ph.D.
Managing Partner at Sustainserv
+1 617 330 5001 (Office)
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Making Integrated Reporting Relevant in the Capital Markets

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Mike Krzus, Senior Advisor to Sustainserv and BrownFlynn, recently published an article in Responsible Investor on how to make integrated reporting relevant in the capital markets. The article discusses how to leverage the upcoming CEO Investor Forum hosted by the CECP,  a CEO-led coalition that believes that a company’s social strategy — how it engages with key stakeholders including employees, communities, investors, and customers —determines company success. This meeting, scheduled for February 27 in New York City, brings together CEO's from some of the worlds leading companies, to present their long-term strategic plans to an audience of institutional investors. 



Article on Responsible Investor

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GRI Standards Launch Event: Zurich, March 29, 2017

Explore the new GRI Standards


  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017
  • from 8:45 AM to 12:30 pm
  • SIX Convention Point, Zurich

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Sustainserv, in collaboration with BrownFlynn, SIX Group, Swiss Prime Site and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) invites you to explore the new GRI Standards for corporate sustainability reporting. Whether you’re a sustainability reporting beginner, or a seasoned reporter, this interactive and free-of-charge session is designed to give you a detailed overview of the very latest developments in sustainability reporting.

You’ll be guided through the benefits of the new GRI Standards and the changes from the GRI G4 Guidelines. You’ll also have ample opportunity to ask questions to the experts who have been instrumental in developing the Standards. Network with fellow peers, exchange knowledge and be at the forefront of the latest developments of the reporting landscape.

Sustainserv’s Managing Partner Stephan Lienin will lead the discussion and guide you through a very interesting and informative agenda.



8.15 – 8.45 Registration and Coffee
8.45 – 9:15 Opening and Keynote
Stephan Lienin, day chair, Managing Partner Sustainserv
Tim Mohin, Chief Executive GRI
9.15 – 10.00 GRI Standards Presentation
Bastian Buck, Director Standards, GRI
10.00 – 10.15 Q&A
10.15 – 10.45 Networking break
10.45 – 11.30 Panel: The importance of the Standards for your organization's reporting.
11.30 – 12.15 Panel: Standardization in the data value chain
Moderated by Stephan Lienin, Sustainserv
12.15 – 12.30 Wrap-up and closure
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch



Registration is completely free of charge, however as there is limited space, we encourage early registration to secure your place. Registration is limited to 2 places per organization (3 places for GRI GOLD Community members).
Register now!

Certified GRI Standards Training

In our two certified GRI Trainings you will get to know the new GRI Standards in detail and you will learn how to prepare a sustainability report according to the GRI Standards. The training courses with group discussions and best practice examples help you applying the GRI Standards to your sustainability report in a practical way.

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Educating for Sustainability: ISCN and GULF Universities Share Best Practice Report at WEF

At the World Economic Forum last week, the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) in collaboration with the Global University Leader Forum (GULF) shared exemplary campus sustainability case studies provided by 30 of the world’s leading universities all focused on educating for sustainability. 

In 2016 we saw the ratification of the Paris Agreement and global acceptance of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that address issues that touch all of society and all sectors. “In our opinion, it is time for the academic community to seriously rethink and redefine its role in society and in sustainable development efforts.” say René Schwarzenbach, ISCN Board President, and Guido Schmidt-Traub, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) in a co-authored foreword for the report. “The global higher education sector has a tremendous opportunity to lead the world in sustainable development research, promotion of solutions, and support for implementation.”

By including sustainable development in the strategic goals for all their activities, universities can create an environment that promotes holistic education of all students. To complement professional and disciplinary education, they can expose students to the practical problems that must be solved in order to achieve the SDGs. They can foster the acquisition of critical, systems-oriented thinking as well as the ability to communicate with various stakeholders within and outside academia.

Download the full report,  Educating for Sustainability 

 “This report is a testament to the work being done in the higher education sector to address sustainability issues globally and how we prepare students to take on these issues for the betterment of our society.” said Zena Harris, Executive Director, ISCN.

The ISCN understands that we need practical and applicable solutions to these global issues and partnerships to accelerate a holistic approach to sustainable development.  We look forward to strengthening the relationships and knowledge exchange in our network and collaborating with organizations such as the SDSN and business to progress sustainable development and education.

The ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter was ratified in 2010 at the GULF meeting at the WEF. Since 2011, ISCN has contributed exceptional case studies to this group as part of our mission to provide a global forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability into research and teaching.

For more information on the ISCN, please visit:  For inquiries, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Twitter @ISCNSecretariat

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