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Today, public trust in institutions is at an all-time low. Stakeholders expect more responsible management than ever from corporations, and investors are increasingly scrutinizing management practices with the help of a growing set of data platforms for evaluating material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.
Businesses are often surprised to discover how mainstream and specific the ESG assessment of their companies is becoming—and just how much capital is being influenced by these considerations. To stay ahead of this trend, companies, especially S&P 500 members and other prominent corporations, should examine the ESG/sustainability expectations of their top shareholders and the ways in which key ratings organizations are assessing them. 
Below we chart the dramatic rise of ESG factors in global investment decision-making in recent years, and offer 4 steps every company should take. The infographic is also available for high-resolution download as a PDF (2MB).

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CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, is a non-profit that collects voluntarily disclosed data related to a corporation’s environmental impacts. CDP’s four programs – climate change, water, forests, and supply chain – allow companies to disclose emissions, resource use, and strategy within a defined global framework to address requests from shareholders, stakeholders, and customers. The organization represents more than 800 institutional investors managing $100 trillion in assets.

In our latest infographic (also available as a .pdf), find out who asks for and uses this environmental data, and what a company should consider when completing a CDP questionnaire.

Learn more about CDP from our other resources in this series:

If you’re interested in finding out more about the CDP reporting process, contact KT, Framework’s Director of Analytics.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) began as one global index in 1999, comprising the top-ranked companies from each industry based on environmental, social, and governance criteria. The DJSI now includes many indices, including one for each world region. Each year, invited companies submit a questionnaire, which is scored and compared to peers. Only companies with the highest scores earn a listing.

In our latest infographic (also available as a .pdf), learn what companies can gain from a DJSI listing, and what questions to ask before considering whether to submit a questionnaire.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the DJSI application process, or other sustainability rankings and indices, contact KT, Framework’s Director of Analytics.