16 May '11, 3pm

What sustainability reports say about the state of business - #CSR #Reporting #Ethical_Corp

St Augustine is best known for his prayer: “Lord make me chaste, but not just yet!” To judge by recent sustainability reports, the corporate equivalent is: “Lord make me sustainable, but not just yet.” In an effort to understand how sustainability reporting has evolved, we recently carried out some research into the main trends of reporting by corporate sustainability leaders. We defined this target group as the companies listed on the latest DJSI Super Sector leaders, the FTSE4Good Global 100 and the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. The main focus of our research was to find out which corporate responsibility frameworks companies use and what, if any, conclusions might be drawn. Our initial interest here was to see to what extent companies were using approaches developed by governmental organisations (eg the UN Global Compact and the OECD Guidelines for Multinati...

Full article: http://www.ethicalcorp.com/content.asp?ContentID=7425

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