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Rising trust in sustainability reporting around the world

Public opinion poll on social and environmental corporate performance Research across 27 markets has found that trust in how companies communicate their sustainability performance has increased to a record 51% this year, with significant variations by country. The survey from GlobeScan and GRI asked 1,000 people in each location to indicate whether they agree that

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90% of S&P 500 Index® Companies Publish Sustainability / Responsibility Reports in 2019

G&A Institute announces the results of its annual S&P 500 sustainability reporting analysis. 90% of the S&P 500 published corporate sustainability reports, an all-time high!  For almost a decade, Governance & Accountability Institute (G&A) has been closely tracking the trends in sustainability reporting and disclosure activities of the publicly-traded companies included in the S&P 500® index. 

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Company Reporting of UN Sustainable Development Goals Fails to Align with Highest Levels of Exposure, According to S&P Global’s Trucost

Trucost, part of S&P Global released a research report titled “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – A Misunderstood Market Opportunity?” assessing the SDG impact of companies listed on the S&P 500®. The findings show that the SDGs reported by companies does not align with the goals that have the highest risk exposure to the organization. The analysis found

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Landmark research on 1000 European companies shows troubling poor quality of reporting on sustainability issues

The Alliance for Corporate Transparency, a collaborative initiative launched by Frank Bold, analysed the information that companies disclosed on their environmental and societal risks and impacts following the requirements introduced by the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive. The research arrives at the same time that the EU Commission initiates the process to reform the law and after

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Companies Have Significantly Increased Disclosure on Sustainability Issues, But Pressure to Do More Continues

A new study finds that companies are significantly increasing disclosure of their environmental and social practices, but change in underlying practices has not kept pace. Published by The Conference Board, Sustainability Practices: 2019 Edition analyzes data on sustainability disclosure across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. The report shows that in the face of increasing pressure, a growing number of companies

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Truvalue Labs’ Research on Dynamic Materiality™ Sheds New Light on Financial Implications of ESG

Truvalue LabsTM, the leading provider of AI-driven environmental, social and governance (ESG) data, introduced the patent-pending concept of Dynamic Materiality, indicating that every company, industry and sector has a unique materiality signature that evolves over time based on factors like emerging technologies and new regulations. Truvalue Labs’ research, based on its real-time analysis of sustainability

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FLASH REPORT: 60% of Russell 1000® Are Publishing Sustainability Reports, G&A Institute’s 2018 Inaugural Benchmark Study Shows

Governance & Accountability Institute (G&A) announces the results of its inaugural study on the 2018 sustainability reporting trends of the companies in the Russell 1000 Index®.  This research expands G&A’s annual studies, conducted for the last eight years, of the S&P 500® companies to include the next 500 largest companies in the US Capital Markets. G&A Institute’s

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FLASH REPORT: 86% of S&P 500 Index® Companies Publish Sustainability / Responsibility Reports in 2018

 The Governance & Accountability Institute (G&A) research team determined that eighty-six percent (86%) of the companies in the S&P 500 Index® published sustainability or corporate responsibility reports in the year 2018. This research effort marks G&A Institute’s eighth annual monitoring and analysis of sustainability responsibility reporting of the large-cap companies in the S&P 500 Index® — one of the most widely recognized

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The EY Research shows that environmental, social and governance (ESG) information and nonfinancial reporting play important role in investors’ decision-making

EY Global Climate Change and Sustainability Services team has issued the 4th research into investors’ attitudes towards environmental, social and governance (ESG) information and nonfinancial reporting and its role in their decision-making. This year’s study reveals a notable consensus on the importance of ESG or nonfinancial information in investor decision-making. 97% of the 220 institutional

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New report looks at benefits of ‘Integrated Reporting in Turkey’

A new report, ‘Integrated Reporting in Turkey’,  carried out in cooperation with the Center for Finance Corporate Governance and Sustainability, ACCA and KPMG Turkey has been published. The report aims to reveal perspectives of the Turkish business world through the lens of integrated reporting, the current corporate reporting practices, and the future expectations and orientations of the