The pressure from investors and market influencers to begin or enhance reporting on sustainability (a.k.a. corporate social responsibility or CSR) is mounting, particularly for companies with multinational footprints.
Nearly one out of every nine investment dollars under professional management in the United States today – 11 percent of the $25.1 trillion in total assets under management – is devoted to socially responsible investing. This “mainstreaming” of sustainability into investing is expected to continue. According to one recent estimate, socially responsible investing will reach between 15 percent and 20 percent of total assets under management by 2015.
In just the past few weeks, expectations for sustainability reporting have reached an unprecedented high level. Today, we released our latest “Communication Matters” on this topic to summarize the heightened level of awareness and activity.