More companies are reporting on their social, environmental and economic (ESG) performance, whilst investors are also beginning to pay increasing attention to ESG issues. Yet our latest research report created in association with S&P Dow Jones Indices revealed that there is a disconnect between sustainability teams, investor relations teams and investors.
Sustainability and corporate responsibility professionals are often unaware of how the ESG information they disclose is used by their investors, what kind of ESG information investors are actually looking for and ultimately which ESG factors they then incorporate into their decision-making processes. This misalignment is hindering both investor engagement with long-term value creation and the integration of key issues into corporate strategy.
As part of Corporate Citizenship’s Long-term Value Project, which aims to help companies better understand and respond to investor expectations around financially material ESG issues, we are conducting further research on the topic.
This survey is specifically for corporate professionals and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.
The anonymized data from this survey will provide further insight to future publications.