Sustainability Practices 2016 Key Findings

The Sustainability Practices Dashboard is a web-based intelligence tool created through a collaboration among The Conference Board, Bloomberg, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) that captures data on 75 environmental and social practices of business corporations in the S&P Global 1200 and segments results by market index, geography, sector, and revenue group. This report presents key findings from this year's dashboard, including:

  • The average disclosure rate across a wide set of sustainability practices increased only slightly compared to last year, in part driven by more focused reporting.
  • Sustainability disclosure across regions remained mostly flat, except among companies in Asia-Pacific, where new regulations by stock exchanges and financial market regulators have driven a surge in disclosure.
  • Despite a fivefold increase in the number of companies including sustainability performance metrics in executive compensation, disclosure on the specifics of these metrics remains vague in most instances.
  • Median performance improved across several key environmental practices, including reductions in water consumption and GHG emissions.

 To access the dashboard, click here.

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