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.


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.
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ESG Disclosure: Investors’ New Obsession

Are you ready to bare it all? In a major shift in attitudes toward sustainability and the role of business in society, environmental,…
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What’s ‘Material’ When It Comes to Sustainability in Business?

Teaming up to help define what exactly is "material" when it comes to sustainability in business, a new research report from GRI and…
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Chicken of the Sea Cuts Water Use, Waste

Chicken of the Sea's sustainability report documents company efforts, with a focus on “four pillars” of sustainability, and sets goals to be met…
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Sodexo: 419,317 Reasons to Report on Sustainability

In the run-up to the fourth annual Smarter Sustainability Conference in London on Feb. 24, I took the opportunity to talk to Neil…

5 Ways to Make Sustainability Reporting More Sustainable

As we move into 2015 and face another year of corporate efforts to improve impacts, manage risk and engage with the new opportunities…