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Companies often feel pressure from investors to offer broader disclosure of their sustainability metrics, sometimes resulting in shareholder proposals in cases where proponents think disclosure is lagging. That said, producing such reports is no small task, so we decided to take a look at the pros and cons – and the general feeling among investors and shareholders – of increasing the disclosure of sustainability metrics.
Find out which top shareholders have supported sustainability reporting with their votes, along with who is initiating the proposals, in Ipreo’s Special Report: Sustainability Reporting.
That said, for some issuers, there can be benefits resulting from detailed sustainability reporting. Ipreo tracks a total of about $160 billion in ESG/SRI-specific portfolios, which make their primary investment decisions based on ESG criteria. A well-formulated ESG report may help unlock new incremental investment from either this set of investors , or from other investors that use ESG as a secondary screening criteria.
Read the full report: Sustainability Reporting