Value of sustainability reporting
In spring 2013, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and Ernst & Young LLP conducted a survey on sustainability reporting, which was administered February 26 – March 8, 2013. Participants were members the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, members of a Survey Sampling International (SSI) panel who were corporate professionals required to hold a manager or higher position within their company and be familiar with their organization's disclosures and to other professionals. The comprehensive survey covered various aspects of an organization's ESG reporting. Topics included the cost and benefits of reporting, as well as making connections to financial performance. Respondents' companies did not have to report in order to participate in the survey.