Corporate social responsibility (CSR) disclosure has emerged to complement financial disclosure and thereby provide a more complete picture of corporate performance. A growing number of companies report on environmental and social risks and opportunities associated with their businesses. While this increases the information available, wide variation in the scope and quality of CSR reports poses significant challenges to analysts, investors and other interested parties.
The Corporate Social Responsibility-Sustainability (CSR-S) Monitor® aims to address this variation in reporting and offers a content-based framework for the analysis of CSR reports. The Monitor provides a comprehensive CSR report database containing systematic evaluations of reports published by the world’s largest companies. Scores reflect the quality of information disclosed based on a set of the 11 most common areas of corporate responsibility covered in these reports.
The CSR-S Monitor interactive website www.csrsmonitor.org allows readers to view data from all reports across the three most recent editions of the Monitor, 2014, 2016, and 2018. The reader can browse the full list of companies or narrow their search to a specific industry or to a region (by location of company headquarters).
For more detailed information about the methodology, and some examples of the type of findings that can be drawn from the data, the reader can download our CSR-S Monitor reports (2018 Edition available here).
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CSR-S Monitor Communications Team: 646-312-2103 or CSR-S.Monitor@baruch.cuny.edu