The KPMG Survey of Sustainability Reporting has tracked monumental changes in sustainability reporting since the survey was first published in 1993. Back then – almost 30 years ago – a paltry 12 percent of companies published sustainability reports. Today, the figure stands at 80 percent and over 90 percent among the largest companies in the world.
In this 11th edition of the survey, KPMG professionals reviewed sustainability reporting from 5,200 companies in 52 countries and jurisdictions – including Malaysia – 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.
Key trends observed