First published in 1993, the 11th edition of the KPMG Survey of Sustainability Reporting includes KPMG professionals' review on sustainability reporting from the top 100 companies in 52 countries, including Canada, making this the most extensive survey in the series to date.

The survey provides a detailed look at global trends in sustainability reporting and offers insights for business leaders, company boards and sustainability professionals. Its aim is to support those who have a responsibility for assessing and preparing their own organization's sustainability reporting.

The survey also serves as a guide to investors, asset managers and ratings agencies who now factor sustainability or Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) information into their assessment of corporate performance and risk.

It is based on several months of research by sustainability professionals at KPMG firms who analyzed thousands of corporate reports and websites.

In 2020, the survey focused on four key aspects of sustainability reporting:

  • Key global trends in sustainability reporting
  • Reporting on climate-related risk and carbon reduction
  • Reporting on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Reporting on the risks of biodiversity loss

Key Canadian trends in sustainability reporting

Key Canadian trends in sustainability reporting