Business in the Community has released its annual benchmark of responsible business


Mael Lagadec, BITC’s Benchmarking Manager, shares some of the insights from the 2015 CR Index.

Our research this year indicates there has been some strong progress, but that significant challenges remain. Firstly, there has been a substantial increase in social and environmental issues being incorporated into business strategy, product development and investment decisions.

In fact now, 81% of participants have carried out formal risk and opportunity assessments in the context of global mega-trends, and 82% have taken environmental and social considerations into account when making corporate investment decisions. Furthermore 85% of particpating companies also calculate the financial value that CR brings. All of these have increased from around 65% last year.

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