17 Feb '12, 1pm

Are Sustainability Reports Really Worth the Effort?

This article originally appeared on the BSR blog , and is reprinted with permission. I have spent the first six weeks of 2012 working with companies to create sustainability reports, and the mix of companies has been refreshingly diverse -- first-time reporters and experienced old-hands, reporters from developed and emerging markets, companies with huge direct impacts and those with a much smaller footprint. Traveling back from one of these engagements I began to wonder: Is all this effort on sustainability reporting really worth it? Reflecting on this, I started with the obvious: BSR's mission -- working with business to create a just and sustainable world -- requires corporate transparency. It is vitally important that decision-makers at all levels -- customers, policy makers, regulators, and members of civil society -- have reliable and comparable sustainability perform...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/02/17/are-sustainabilit...

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