CECP’s Investing in Society: Focus on Planet

Feb 4, 2020 8:00 AM ET
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Investing in Society is the must-read source offering practical evidence of the corporate sector’s shift toward being increasingly purpose-driven. Developed from CECP’s premier research on, thought leadership for, and strategic engagements with more than 200 of the world’s largest companies, this digital release brings to light the state of Corporate Purpose in an evidence-based way and assesses Corporate Purpose-driven actions under the categories of Priorities, Performance, People, Planet, and Policies.

In the Planet section, CECP examines how performance on environmental metrics was mixed in recent years, but early adopting companies have begun to explore holistic impact measurement.

  • Financing that factors in the planet

Green bonds are growing more prevalent and play an important role in the investment space, raising capital exclusively for projects or activities with specific climate or environmental sustainability goals.

  • Holistic measurement brings in negative and positive

From the ESG data community to reporting standards (e.g., GRI), the message is the same: companies must further evolve measurement and reporting to show what they extract and what they produce, the good and the bad of their value creation process.

  • Mixed “E” performance

Regulation around the world affects corporate behavior and performance on the “E,” focusing a lot in recent years on plastics and production methods.

Corporate leaders turn to Investing in Society as the authoritative source on developments in Corporate Purpose, bolstered by CECP’s insights on the actions that the world’s leading companies are taking to address environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, identify and effectively meet stakeholder needs, and build a better world through business.

Read the full Planet section at https://cecp.co/iis/