Flash Reports (more)


39% of Companies in the Smallest Half by Market Cap of Russell 1000 Index Published Sustainability Reports in 2019 - Up From 34% in 2018

Read More

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!

Read More

In this inaugural benchmark study, G&A found that 60% of the [total] Russell 1000® published sustainability reports in 2018. Of importance to consider is roughly the top half (by market cap) of companies in the Russell 1000® are the S&P 500®, which the Institute analyzes each year. When we now examine the bottom half in the Russell 1000®, beyond the S&P 500, we find that only 34% of these companies are publishing sustainability reports.

Read More

Research Reports (more)


Download the results of the analysis of 1,387 corporate enterprises’ materiality decisions in their sustainability reports to examine sector trends on all 91 of the GRI G4 Specific Standard Disclosures and topics related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs) and their 169 targets. Forty individual sector reports including the "Top GRI Indicators / Disclosures" and "Top SDG Targets" rankings for each sector are also available for download.

Read More

Governance & Accountability Institute is pleased to present the highlights of its comprehensive "Sustainability - What Matters?" research project examining 1,246 GRI G3 and G3.1 sustainability reports in 35 sectors published in 2012 for their disclosure practices on all 84 GRI performance indicators. The objective of this report is to serve as a starting point for discussion and planning around sector-specific materiality — as seen through the lens of these 1,246 reporting organizations as well as the lens of their respective stakeholders.

Read More

G&A team members for the second year have been examining corporate sustainability and responsibility reporting trends by US-domiciled companies to explore the question -- does such reporting really matter? The research team began their research with these commonly-asked queries in mind:

Read More

Resource Papers (more)


Thoughts on More Expansive Corporate Supply Chain Disclosure & Reporting by a Veteran Investor Relations Professional

Read More

Addressing Climate Change Issues Across “The Whole of Government” in the United States

Read More

Corporate execs and managers wrestle with the answers to the critical questions in the internal discussions about ESG / sustainability Key Performance Indicators and ESG Metrics to publicly disclose. Which? Why? How? Who want this information?

Read More

Collaborations (more)


Now That Most Companies Are Publishing Sustainability Reports the Question Arises: What is the Quality of the Content of These Reports? To explore the answers, G&A teamed with The CSR-Sustainability Monitor® (CSR-S Monitor) research team at the Weissman Center for International Business, Baruch College/CUNY, to combine their partners' "Big Data" sets to extract deeper intelligence on the subject.

Read More

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in collaboration with KPMG, UNEP, Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa and various stakeholders from each country studied recently released the third edition of the "Carrots & Sticks" publication. This important publication analyzes the growing number of national and international reporting policies and guidance from around the world.

Read More

GRI in collaboration with Bloomberg LP and G&A Institute launched a special US study showcasing trends on assurance of sustainability information. GRI did this by means of a webinar with over a 100 attendees.

Read More

Trends Converging! eBook (more)


What’s Ahead in 2017 that Affects Corporate Citizenship, Sustainability & CSR Managers? Sustainable/ESG Investment Professionals? The seeds of development are found in 2016 and earlier...Trends Converging! is your guide to positive trends that make the case for continued progress – download and read your complimentary copy of the book.

Read More