A study on the sustainability
reporting practices of
S&P 500 Index companies
of S&P 500 Index® Companies Publish Sustainability / Responsibility Reports in 2019. That’s major progress.
Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. 2020 Research
Some Key Take Aways
OF COMMUNICATION COMPANIES ARE NOT REPORTING
OF MATERIALS COMPANIES ARE NOT REPORTING
NON-REPORTERS LEFT IN THE FINANCIAL SECTOR
NON-REPORTERS LEFT IN THE UTILITY SECTOR FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS
IN U.S. CORPORATES
In the year 2020, two major asset management firms -- Blackrock and State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) -- stressed to corporate management and boards the importance of sustainability disclosure and reporting and urged publicly-traded companies to use the SASB disclosure recommendations in their disclosure efforts. A growing number of Investors are also urging companies to adopt the recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s TCFD.
OUR INTERN TEAM
Governance & Accountability Institute’s research team of talented Analyst Interns made significant contributions to this study and we proudly recognize them.
About the institute
Founded in 2006, Governance & Accountability Institute is a sustainability consulting and research firm headquartered in New York City, advising corporations and investors on executing winning strategies that maximize return on investment at every step of their sustainability journey. The G&A consulting team helps corporate and investor clients recognize, understand and address sustainability issues to address stakeholder and shareholder concerns.
G&A Institute is the Data Partner for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the U.S., U.K., and Republic of Ireland. The G&A team performs this pro bono work on behalf of GRI. Over more than eight years, G&A has analyzed more than 7,000 sustainability reports and catalogued hundreds of important data points for these reports.
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