Currents of Change: The Corporate Responsibility Reporting 2015

This report from KPMG looks at the corporate responsibility (CR) reporting among companies around the world. The report is based on analyzes of thousands of company annual financial reports, corporate responsibilty reports and websites. 

The results show a lack of consistency in the carbon information from the largest companies. Companies in the Asia Pacific and US are the least likely to report on carbon, while European companies score the highest. 

The quality of CR reporting improved slightly in Asia Pacific, but dropped slightly elsewhere. Companies in the retail sector are lagging behind in CR reporting. 


  • About the survey
  • Executive summary
  • Part 1: Accounting for carbon: a report card
    • How should companies report on carbon?
    • Key findings on carbon reporting
    • Corporate carbon reporting needs an overhaul
    • G250 carbon reporting: how countries compare
    • The G250 report card
    • Towards better carbon reporting: KPMG's recommendations
  • Part 2: Quality of CR reporting among the G250
    • Quality of CR reporting in Asia Pacific
    • Better reporting of trends and risks
  • Part 3: Global trends in CR reporting
    • CR reporting becomes the norm, driven by regulation
    • Asia Pacific steals a lead over the West
    • Emerging economies step up reporting
    • Four sectors lag behind
    • CR data becomes a standard feature in annual reports
    • Uptake of integrated reporting is slow
    • Big players seek the security of independent assurance
    • Global reporting initiative could increase focus on annual reports

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