sustainability reporting

Intro to Sustainability Reporting

There are many ways to report on a company’s corporate social responsibility. For a quick intro, please read:

For a deeper dive, this page contains our most recent stories about all kinds of sustainability reporting.

If you’d like to learn more about how to write a CSR or sustainability report, please consider taking a course. Here’s a list of upcoming trainings.


The Anatomy of Healthy CSR Reporting

An effectively-communicated corporate social responsibility (CSR) story can produce tremendous benefits for an organization – from engaged stakeholders to a growing bottom line.…

The Top 5 CSR, Sustainability and Employee Engagement Reports of 2015 – And Why They’re Important

Susan Hunt Stevens, founder and CEO of WeSpire, outlines the most compelling corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability and employee engagement reports of the…

CSR After the Volkswagen Scandal

In the weeks following the Volkswagen emissions scandal, critics have been queuing up to slam the whole concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR)…

More Innovation is Needed in Sustainability Reporting: Consider ‘4-D’

Caterina Camerani, a sustainability expert at AkzoNobel, recently attended the New Metrics’15 conference in Boston, where she gave a keynote address and presented…

How Some Long-Term Investors are Fighting for Sustainability

Last week, Ceres released an illuminating analysis of how some major companies are responding to shareholder engagement on environmental, social and governance (ESG)…

Lawyers See ESG Risks as Central to Clients’ Interests

From a toothless “laissez-faire” approach to a corporate must-have.

Sustainability Reporting: Why Bother?

Let’s be honest: Most corporate sustainability reports are not read carefully, if they are read at all. So, why bother?

What’s Reporting Without Culture?

Sustainability reporting as a process should involve employees and inspire them. Rather than being the headache it often is, it can be a…

Beyond the PDF: 5 Tips to Leverage CSR Reports for Greatest ROI

With three-quarters of S&P 500 companies creating corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports, most major businesses recognize it is a “must-do” communications strategy. However,…

From Addis Ababa: Sustainable Development Goals Within Reach

Taking place now in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the third International Conference on Financing Development has received relatively little attention -- despite its importance…
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Autodesk Sustainability Report: “Here to Help More People Design a Better World”

We spoke with Ben Thompson, Autodesk’s senior sustainable business program manager, on the occasion of the release of its 2015 Sustainability Report, entitled,…
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Sustainability Reporting: From Routine to Strategic

The last 20 years has seen a massive explosion in the number of non-financial reports being produced. But who actually reads them? What…

Every Sustainability Acronym, Explained

We often hear that sustainability is a hot mess of acronyms that are intimidating to newcomers. We agree. Here's a comprehensive list of…

Supply Chain Sustainability Takes Center Stage in Cannes

The Cannes red carpet is more about glitz than sustainable fashion. Kering, the official fashion partner of the annual international film festival, might…
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The Corporate Risk of Climate Change

While public companies are required to disclose risk in their financial reporting, there is little incentive for them to actually blame climate change.