An analysis of stakeholder conversations on Twitter about the environment and sustainability. Download Full Report (PDF): The Perceptions of Sustainability Cision and the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) examined the conversation around environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) topics. This second report focuses on the ‘E’ in ESG — environment and sustainability. Executive Summary Organizations are increasingly … Continue reading The Perceptions of Sustainability
This summary is provided by the IPR ESG and Purpose Resource Page based on the original study by Golin. Golin explored how companies can combine their diversity efforts and sustainability goals in their approach to environmental injustice in America. Two surveys were conducted from May 23 – June 10, 2022 of 1,537 U.S. adults and 150 … Continue reading Pivoting the Approach to Environmental Justice
This summary is provided by the IPR ESG and Purpose Resource Page. To learn more, check out IPR’s research report, Deconstructing: Stakeholder Capitalism. JUST Capital examined whether companies have followed through with their commitments from the 2019 Business Roundtable (BRT) that shifted the standard focus for corporate responsibility from increasing shareholder wealth to investing in … Continue reading Corporations Aren’t Living Up to Americans’ Expectations
As a blend of three words—environmental, social and governance—ESG’s reputation is now tainted. Those three letters have now transformed into shorthand for much hype and no actual impact, as their collection of objectives provides no unified and coherent guide for investors and companies. Recent high-profile controversies contributed to this problem. Tariq Fancy, former global chief … Continue reading How Can PR and Comms Use the ‘E’ to Fix ESG’s Reputation?
This summary is provided by IPR based on the original study by PwC PwC uncovered the views of public company directors on a variety of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters. A survey of 851 U.S. directors was conducted in October 2021. Key findings include: 64% of directors said ESG factors are linked to their … Continue reading Director Perspectives on ESG
This blog is provided by the IPR Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion As part of a collaboration between The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement and Voya Financial, we are sharing a paper that explores the connection between competitive, integrated employment for persons with disabilities and creating long-term value for companies, investors … Continue reading What Investor Engagement on Disability Inclusion Looks Like
This summary is provided by IPR based on the original study by Accenture” Accenture assessed how finance leaders approach ESG measurement and reporting. A survey was completed from August — September 2021 of 640 finance leaders across six countries. Key findings include: 78% of financial leaders said they were trying to understand the financial risk … Continue reading How are Financial Leaders Reporting ESG?
Summary As the relevancy of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors grows, institutional investors are increasingly utilizing ESG for investment decisions. However, this information is often not easily available or clear enough to be useful. In an effort to address this issue, several countries have initiated mandatory ESG disclosures which compels firms to submit details … Continue reading The Effects of Mandatory ESG Disclosure Around the World
Summary Stakeholders, analysts, and shareholders are increasingly scrutinizing firms’ sustainability disclosures in their assessment of management quality. This paper explored the state of S&P 500 companies’ transparency by analyzing their Bloomberg ESG (Environmental Social Governance) disclosure scores. Additionally, the effects of industry sector, firm size, and governance practices on transparency are examined. Methodology Data were … Continue reading Transparency among S&P 500 companies: an analysis of ESG disclosure scores
Summary Companies’ use of corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies is increasingly trending, but it is not accompanied by forthcoming disclosure on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. This disconnect can leave investors and other stakeholders with inadequate information that may impact their relationship with the organization. Researchers sought to gain an understanding of how firms … Continue reading How Does Integrated Reporting Affect ESG Disclosure and Firm Performance?
Summary The disclosure of corporate sustainability through integrated reporting and the inclusion of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria as part of sustainable finance are topical concerns in mainstream academic studies, economic practice, and international policy. This study examined European companies’ ESG performance and reporting, and the impact of reporting on financial performance. Methodology The … Continue reading Integrated Reporting of ESG Data in Europe
This blog is provided by the IPR Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion In a recent post on this blog, I argued that there is a business and societal imperative to integrate disability inclusion into environment, social, and governance (ESG) frameworks. These frameworks are increasingly used by the private sector and investors to assess the … Continue reading Achieving Competitive, Integrated Employment for People with Disabilities