Is corporate social responsibility (CSR)/sustainability reporting becoming an expected, almost mandatory activity for large public companies? The momentum seems to be heading in that direction, with a strong push from a vocal and growing segment of the institutional investor community.
For the last decade, even as many large companies embarked on major CSR/sustainability reporting endeavors, the investment community has consistently ranked as one of the least interested stakeholder groups. Until very recently, at least.
Socially responsible investors, stock exchanges, regulators and legislators are now driving a heightened level of interest. It’s still more pronounced in Europe, but it may be coming to an area, and a stock exchange, near you.
Last week, the…