Tracy Yingcui Cai, Robert G. Eccles, Allegra Fonda-Bonardi, Guo Peiyuan, Environmental Disclosure in China, The Solutions Journal, Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2016, Pages 58-62 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/environmental-disclosure-china/) Abstract: The first step to achieving environmental accountability in China is to open up about just how much impact the country's rapid growth is having. That means full environmental information disclosure from Chinese industries on the country's physical environment and natural systems. This information disclosure is sometimes mandated by law, statute, policy, convention, or, in the absence of other guidelines, "best practice."   Important steps are already being taken in establishing country-wide standard operating procedures that began with the country's emergent non-governmental organization (NGO) community. International NGOs such as the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) have proposed standards for each industry, along with performance.   However, transparency and disclosure do not have long traditions in China, as many still believe the old adage that "silence is golden." Historically, most Chinese companies chose not to disclose … Topics: Business; Climate Change; Economy; Environment; Governance