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As investors increasingly grapple with how to assess “sustainable” business practices and their impact on corporate performance, a new non-profit organization has launched to develop sustainability accounting standards for use by publicly listed U.S. companies in their disclosure statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Citing the “continued confusion, uneven quality and opacity” of proliferating ratings for corporate sustainability programs, a new non-profit initiative has been launched to develop a generally-accepted “framework” for sustainability ratings worldwide.
It is generally held that corporate social responsibility (CSR) could increase company profits and thus most large companies are actively engaged in it. But few executives and managers are aware of the research on this important subject. Analyst Ron Robins takes a look at what’s been written.