S&P 500 and ESG reporting

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Sep 07, 2021

The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) published an analysis of S&P 500 ESG reporting.

Here are some key takeaways:

  • CAQ looked at the most recent publicly available ESG data for S&P 500 companies.
  • We found that 95% of S&P 500 companies had detailed ESG information publicly available. The information the CAQ examined was primarily outside of an SEC submission in a standalone ESG, sustainability, corporate responsibility, or similar report. Of the remaining 5%, most companies published some high-level policy information on their website.
  • Roughly 6% of S&P 500 companies received assurance from a public company auditing firm over some of their ESG information.

Review the publication on the CAQ's website.

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