Gartner Research

Strategies to Successfully Design and Implement Financially Transparent Corporate Sustainability Reporting

Published: 01 August 2014

ID: G00267979

Analyst(s): Bettina Tratz-Ryan, Jacqueline Heng

Summary

Business consultants with sustainability consulting offerings can drive adoption by using education programs to reduce reporting complexities and improve ease of use. This will provide the transparency and business value sought by CFOs and corporate sustainable responsibility officers.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts
  • Recommendations

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The lack of a universal sustainability framework and the level of details hamper adoption of corporate sustainability reporting
  • The aspiration of clients to do everything at once is a deterrent to adoption of corporate sustainability reporting
  • The lack of a sustainability dashboard extracting relevant data across multiple platforms inhibited by privacy laws hinders adoption of corporate sustainability reporting

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