Rankings of 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Reports Are Published
by Robert Kropp
Baruch College's Weissman Center for International Business analyzes corporate social
responsibility reporting from the largest US and international companies, and publishes an online
ranking that allows investors and other stakeholders to review the quality of CSR reports.
Now that major corporations have come
around to recognizing the value of sustainability reporting, a new question arises: what is the
quality of these reports we are receiving? Far too often in the recent past, corporate claims of
sustainable practices have been undercut by analyses that reveal them to be nothing more than
public relations greenwashing. Now that CSR reporting has become mainstream, it is time to devise
metrics with which to analyze the quality of those reports.