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Corporate Sustainability Efforts Fall Short of Stated Goals, Study Finds

An analysis of 600 U.S. companies finds pockets of leadership on sustainability practices and performances - but overall the group has fallen short of expectations in four measured categories.

The Road to 2020: Corporate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability, conducted by Ceres and global research and analysis firm Sustainalytics, determined just 26 percent of companies are integrating sustainability within governance and management systems. The report also found only a quarter are disclosing supply chain monitoring and performance; and one-third are setting targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The analysis is the first major assessment of progress on a corporate sustainability roadmap released by the organization two years ago.

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The Road to 2020: Corporate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability, conducted by Ceres and global research and analysis firm Sustainalytics, determined just 26 percent of companies are integrating sustainability within governance and management systems. The report also found only a quarter are disclosing supply chain monitoring and performance; and one-third are setting targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The analysis is the first major assessment of progress on a corporate sustainability roadmap released by the organization two years ago.

Read Full Article