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CSR Reporting Is on the Rise, and So Is Its Impact

More and more companies are publishing corporate social and sustainability reports, in response to pushes from investors and a new Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, writes Contributor Katie Gilbert. Though corporations may be growing more concerned about social and sustainability issues, there’s something in it for them too — as long as they are marrying action with transparency. “CSR performance has to be accompanied by high-quality CSR disclosure — that definitely elevates the impact on firm valuation,” Mert Demir, a researcher at City University of New York-Baruch College, tells Gilbert.