Corporate responsibility reporting could do much more to help investors distinguish between businesses that are working to protect their longer term prospects from those that aren’t.
Shareholders are acutely aware that sustainability factors can have a fundamental effect on business value. They need the information to assess these impacts and to understand how the business is addressing them. Corporate reporting needs to adapt in order to answer these questions. If it does not, the investment businesses have made in managing these challenges and opportunities may not be recognized by the capital markets.