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dc.contributor.author Haywood, Lorren K
dc.contributor.author Boihang, Mothusi
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-10T11:24:10Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-10T11:24:10Z
dc.date.issued 2020-09
dc.identifier.citation Haywood, L.K. & Boihang, M. 2020. Business and the SDGs: Examining the early disclosure of the SDGs in annual reports. Development Southern Africa: https://doi.org/10.1080/0376835X.2020.1818548 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0376-835X
dc.identifier.issn 1470-3637
dc.identifier.uri doi.org/10.1080/0376835X.2020.1818548
dc.identifier.uri https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0376835X.2020.1818548
dc.identifier.uri https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/0376835X.2020.1818548?needAccess=true
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/11671
dc.description Copyright: 2020, Taylor & Francis Group, CRC Press. Due to copyright restrictions, the attached PDF file contains the abstract of the full-text item. For access to the full-text item, please consult the publisher's website. en_US
dc.description.abstract The private sector has a critical role in terms of countries being able to meet the SDGs. We evaluate the extent to which South Africa’s top 100 listed companies have responded to the SDGs, through a review of their early disclosure of the SDGs in their annual reports. Of these companies, only 6% and 11% in 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 financial year ends respectively have incorporated the SDGs into their business model and strategies as reported. Even though there was an increase between the years, it was noted that only 2% of the companies in 2017 communicated how they incorporated and prioritised the SDGs within their business model and value creation proposition in their Integrated Report specifically. Without a defined business case for the adoption of the SDGs into business, the uptake will continue to be slower than required for the contribution of business in meeting the SDGs to be realised. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;23874
dc.subject Integrated reports en_US
dc.subject Sustainable Development Goals en_US
dc.subject SDGs en_US
dc.subject Value creation en_US
dc.title Business and the SDGs: Examining the early disclosure of the SDGs in annual reports en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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