Representatives of the “SDGs for ALL” Platform participated as the panelists at the “Standardized Non-Financial Reporting – Experiences and Perspectives” panel held on June 17 in Kragujevac. 

Aiming to bring the issue of non-financial reporting closer to the public, the Center for Green Economy of the University of Kragujevac, the SDGs for All Platform and the Faculty of Economics in Kragujevac organized a panel dedicated to non-financial reporting. The event was also part of broader efforts of the Platform to establish and strengthen ties and cooperation with other key non-state actors, primarily with the academic, scientific, and business community, in the context of implementing the 2030 Agenda in Serbia and achieving Sustainable Development Goals. 

Among the specific topics, the panel discussed the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, European sustainability reporting standards, the development of ESG strategies, non-financial reporting, the role and importance of civil society organizations in ESG reporting and improving ESG performance, as well as examples of good practices. 

Besides Neven Marinović from Smart kolektiv, other panelists from the Platform included Iva Svilar from the Belgrade Open School; Lana Hadži-Niković from CEVES (Center for Advanced Economic Studies) and Ivona Gvozdenović from the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation. A corporate sector representative was Marina Savić from the Atlantic Group. 

The panelists examined non-financial reporting from the perspective of stakeholder groups and highlighted the importance of each ESG component and the significance of standardization. They called on not only large companies but also small and medium enterprises to address ESG issues. 

The panel was organized as part of the scientific conference “Accounting Knowledge as a Factor of Economic and Social Progress.” It was attended by representatives of economic faculties in Kragujevac, Niš, Novi Sad, Belgrade, and Banja Luka, the Faculty of Organizational Sciences in Belgrade, as well as other scientific and educational institutions, the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia, the Regional Chamber of Commerce of the Šumadija and Pomoravlje Administrative District, the City Administration of Kragujevac, the National Bank of Serbia, small and medium-sized enterprises, and other interested parties.