IR Society Survey: Insights into current ESG reporting practices

With the rising interest in ESG, the IR Society recently conducted a short survey of its IRO members asking for views around current reporting practices.

View full survey results here

  • Survey participants overwhelming agreed there is a need to improve disclosures around ESG communications in the next 1-3 years. 
  • It is still a work in progress for companies to articulate long-term value creation, with only 13% of respondents having fully incorporated ESG factors into their investment story.
  • Almost half of the respondents haven’t incorporated investor views in an ESG materiality assessment process. 
  • Despite the increasing number of rating agency surveys and requests for ESG disclosures, 41% of IROs surveyed haven’t discussed the analysis process with their top investors yet.
  • Respondents consider a wide range of ESG metrics, however, there is a strong focus on environmental factors rather than overarching governance factors.
  • Only a small proportion of the IR Society small-cap membership responded suggesting they are not ready or resourced to consider their approach to ESG within IR.

Read the full report here

For any further information or to find out about the IR Society's policy work please contact Laura Hayter, Head of Policy and Communications at laura.hayter@irsociety.org.uk

Published 24 September, 2019

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