Top ESG topics FTSE100 vs S&P500

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Top ESG topics FTSE100 vs S&P500

Using Datamaran Benchmark module we scanned 500+ Annual Financial Reports of companies listed on the FTSE100 and S&P500 stock market indices, to find out the top ESG topics of each index.

While FTSE100 companies focus strongly on disclosure of their Board composition, S&P500 companies do not include it in their Top 10 topics. 

​Our analysis

Top 10 Topics in FTSE100

  1. Board composition
  2. Investor relations
  3. Workforce diversity & inclusion
  4. Business ethics
  5. Anti-corruption & bribery
  6. Greenhouse gases
  7. Employee compensation & benefits
  8. Executive compensation
  9. Customer privacy & information security
  10. Employee development

Based on 98 Annual Financial Reports in 2018 across all sectors (FTSE100) as of December 12, 2018.

Top 10 Topics in in S&P500

  1. Employee compensation & benefits
  2. Shareholder activism
  3. Customer privacy & information security
  4. Disaster management, recovery & relief
  5. Executive compensation
  6. Business ethics
  7. Responsible tax practices
  8. Customer satisfaction
  9. Reputation
  10. Investor relations

Based on 98 Annual Financial Reports in 2018 across all sectors (FTSE100) as of December 12, 2018.

Global Insights Report: The rise of ESG regulations

The evolution of accountability shows us it is only a matter of time before prominent voluntary initiatives will become mandatory regulations, as such being ahead of the curve will help businesses mitigate any backlash.

How can companies navigate the complexity of the constantly evolving ESG regulatory landscape? What voluntary initiatives are worth a consideration? What material non-financial topics are emerging and developing? Finally, with policymakers being the key stakeholder group for business, the report helps to analyze and identify their activities as well as potential impacts on business.

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Global Insights Report 2018 - the rise of ESG regulations

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