Board Interest of US Firms in Sustainability Reporting Doubles, Survey Finds

Source: CFO, 14 September 2017

More than half of 130 board members say sustainability disclosures help investors make smart decisions. The portion of public company board members who believe that sustainability disclosures are important to inform investors has more than doubled, according to a new survey.

Out of 130 board members surveyed in August by the accounting firm BDO USA, 54% say that disclosures regarding sustainability “are important to understanding a company’s business and helping investors make informed investment and voting decisions,” according to the survey. Last year, just 24% of directors felt that way.

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