Companies cite concerns of increased litigation from signing the accord, but aversion to greater labor union power may play a role.
More companies are seeking external assurance for sustainability reports that follows GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) sustainability guidelines.
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) is developing industry-specific sustainability accounting standards for the benefit of business, investors and society.
More companies are deciding that sustainability reporting is an important part of corporate governance that can provide many benefits.
Deloitte report unveils few improvements in carbon emissions and gender pay gap disclosure.
UN PRI survey of investors managing more than $2 trillion also highlights corruption, water management and human rights.
American businesses score 10 percent on social and environmental disclosure rate, compared with 19 percent globally.
UN conference in Brazil to seek compulsory disclosure of corporate sustainability data.
John Spinnato, vice president of CSR for Sanofi US, once filled the general counsel position at the Paris-based pharmaceutical company.
For this proxy season, shareholders filed about 117 sustainability resolutions thus far.
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