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In its fifth annual analysis of S&P 500 Index reporting, G&A Institute found that 81 percent of the companies included in this investment benchmark published a corporate responsibility or sustainability report in 2015. This is up from just 20 percent of companies reporting in 2011.
Reporting companies have increased over the five years that G&A Institute has conducted its analysis. In 2012, 53 percent S&P 500 companies reported; the following year 72 percent reported and by 2014, 75 percent were publishing reports.
G&A Institute says the growing number of corporate reporters underscores the importance of setting strategies, measuring and managing environmental, social and governmental issues in response to growing stakeholder and shareholder expectations — and in many cases, demands for such reporting, including information requests from major customers.
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