This summary is provided by the IPR ESG and Purpose Research Library Dr. CB Bhattacharya and Rob Jekielek analyzed whether employers were prompting employees to conduct business with sustainability in mind. Surveys of 1,056 managers were conducted in fall 2022 by The Harris Poll and the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Sustainable Business. Key findings include: … Continue reading Sustainability Progress is Stalled at Most Companies
USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations explored corporate reputation and the factors that impact it, including consumer and employee expectations. Four online surveys were conducted during February 2023. The surveys were conducted with the following groups:— 684 PR professionals.— 509 U.S. residents who work for companies with 1000+ employees.— 496 U.S.-based financial professionals.— 1,060 U.S.-based … Continue reading Corporate Reputation in 2023
This summary is provided by the IPR ESG & Purpose Research Library. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) examined characteristics and beliefs associated with climate risk perceptions and preferences for climate policies. An online survey was conducted between July 5 – Aug. 11, 2022. Key findings include: 1.) The share of people who think that climate … Continue reading Public Perceptions of Climate Mitigation Policies
This summary is provided by the IPR ESG & Purpose Research Library. Deloitte examined how ethical principles are currently being applied to emerging technology. A survey of 1,794 business and technical professionals actively involved in either developing, managing, or consuming emerging technologies was conducted. Key findings include: 1.) 87% of respondents said that, with the … Continue reading Ethical Technology: Everyone’s Responsibility
This blog is provided by the IPR ESG & Purpose Research Library. Honeywell examined the sentiment and progress of Environmental Sustainability (ES) initiatives on a global basis. A survey of 653 professionals directly involved in the planning, strategic development, implementation, or oversight of environmental sustainability goals and initiatives was conducted April 1–Sept. 30, 2022. Key … Continue reading Corporations Prioritizing Environmental Sustainability
This summary is provided by the IPR ESG Resource Page based on the original report by Morning Consult Morning Consult explored consumer attitudes, behaviors, and expectations toward sustainability. A survey of 2,210 U.S. adults was conducted from July 5-7, 2022. Key findings include: 1.) Consumers said that sustainability is most important for industries that are … Continue reading Consumer Knowledge About Sustainability Does Not Equal Understanding
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?
This summary is provided by the IPR ESG & Purpose Research Library. Dr. Karine Lacroix and colleagues examined whether climate change mitigation behaviors at the personal level spills over onto people’s willingness to engage in behaviors at the collective level. A series of three surveys were conducted. Survey 1 consisted of 1,037 U.S. adults and was … Continue reading Does Personal Climate Change Mitigation Behavior Influence Collective Behavior?
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