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FLASH REPORT: 60% of Russell 1000® Are Publishing Sustainability Reports, G&A Institute’s 2018 Inaugural Benchmark Study Shows

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G&A INSTITUTE RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS 

Since 2011, G&A Institute has tracked the percentage of companies in the S&P 500® Index that publish sustainability reports and has reported dramatic growth since 2011 when just 20% published reports, compared to 86% reporting in 2018. 

Now that sustainability reporting has become common practice for the largest 500 companies in the US capital markets (typically included in the S&P 500® Index), the G&A Institute team has expanded its efforts to track the reporting trends of the next 500 largest companies by examining all of the companies in the Russell 1000® Index.

In this inaugural benchmark study, G&A found that 60% of the [total] Russell 1000® published sustainability reports in 2018.  Of importance to consider is roughly the top half (by market cap) of companies in the Russell 1000® are the S&P 500®, which the Institute analyzes each year.  When we now examine the bottom half in the Russell 1000®, beyond the S&P 500, we find that only 34% of these companies are publishing sustainability reports.

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G&A INSTITUTE RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS 

Since 2011, G&A Institute has tracked the percentage of companies in the S&P 500® Index that publish sustainability reports and has reported dramatic growth since 2011 when just 20% published reports, compared to 86% reporting in 2018. 

Now that sustainability reporting has become common practice for the largest 500 companies in the US capital markets (typically included in the S&P 500® Index), the G&A Institute team has expanded its efforts to track the reporting trends of the next 500 largest companies by examining all of the companies in the Russell 1000® Index.

In this inaugural benchmark study, G&A found that 60% of the [total] Russell 1000® published sustainability reports in 2018.  Of importance to consider is roughly the top half (by market cap) of companies in the Russell 1000® are the S&P 500®, which the Institute analyzes each year.  When we now examine the bottom half in the Russell 1000®, beyond the S&P 500, we find that only 34% of these companies are publishing sustainability reports.

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Antea Group shares three important sustainability trends related to consumers, as well as key takeaways, that every company needs to pay attention to.

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Last year, I identified the top corporate sustainability trends of 2018. Six months later, I revisited those trends and shared company-specific examples that pointed to their growing traction.

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To learn more about where leadership companies are headed next, download NAEM's 2016 "Planning for a Sustainable Future" report http://www.naem.org/?page=survey_2016_trends.

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Take a peek into the not-so-far future.
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As a journalist, this time of year, my inbox is brimming with trend lists for next year. And from an environmental standpoint, I can tell you that 2015 promises to be a good one. Nearly every industry seems to be trending toward environmental responsibility, holding it as an area of focus for goals set in the coming year.

Take a look some of the trends we’ll see in 2015. From responsible seafood on the menu to greener cars on the roads, next year is exceedingly hopeful from a sustainability standpoint.

NAEM to Share Results from "Planning for a Sustainable Future"

Free webinar on Feb.11 will feature highlights from NAEM's 2014 trends report
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Please join NAEM on Feb. 11 at 1:00 p.m. (EST) for a FREE presentation of results from “Planning for a Sustainable Future”, an in-depth analysis of the ideas that will shape environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability management in the year to come.

This one-hour presentation will identify the organizational priorities for leadership companies this year as well as the thinking that will shape budgets over the coming 12-16 months.

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