New York, December 3, 2015— Today The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board™ (SASB)™ announced that CSRHub® is the first partner of their newly launched Research & Insight Partnership Program, in which commercial and academic partners use SASB intellectual property (IP) to surface market trends and set benchmarks. SASB is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides sustainability accounting standards for use by publicly listed corporations in the U.S. CSRHub is a B Corporation that has built the world’s largest database of sustainability information.
Markets have started to recognize the materiality of select sustainability information. More research is needed in order to help corporate and investment professionals understand and manage this evolving field. To address this need, SASB has launched the Research & Insight Partnership Program.
CSRHub will kick off the partnership with a series of reports it is co-authoring with EKOS International. The reports analyze the state of sustainability disclosure and reporting trends at an industry level. This first report in the Sustainable Accounting Standings Series (SASS), which will focus on the Sustainable Industry Classification System™ (SICS™) Metals and Mining Industry, is available today at http://www.csrhub.com/content/sustainable-accounting-standings-series-sass-metals-and-mining-industry/
To request information on the Sustainable Accounting Standings Series, please contact Cynthia@csrhub.com.
To request information on the Research and Insight Partnership program, please contact Eli.Reisman@sasb.org.
CSRHub® provides access to the world’s largest corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information service, covering 15,000+ companies in 132 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from 400+ data sources, CSRHub has created a broad, consistent rating system and a searchable database that links millions of rating elements back to their source. Managers, professionals, and academics use CSRHub to benchmark company and supply chain performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices, and seek ways to improve corporate sustainability performance. Subscribers can access 12 indicators and millions of detailed data points on employee, environment, community and governance performance. CSRHub is a B Corporation. For more information about CSRHub, visit www.csrhub.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board™ (SASB)™ is an independent 501(c)3 organization that issues industry-specific standards for use in disclosing material sustainability information in filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP, and Mary Schapiro, former SEC chairman, serve as chair and vice chair of SASB’s Board of Directors, and Dr. Jean Rogers serves as Founder and CEO. More than 2,800 individuals representing $23.4T assets under management and $11T market capital have participated in multi-stakeholder industry working groups informing standards development. For more information about SASB, visit www.sasb.org, or follow us on YouTube, Twitter or LinkedIn.
About EKOS International
EKOS International is a leading strategic sustainability consulting ﬁrm, helping companies understand sustainability as a key driver of competitive advantage and integrate CSR/sustainability into core strategy, brand and operations. EKOS partners with clients to develop and implement: improvements in business performance, breakthroughs in customer loyalty and competitive advantage, and sustainability platforms that drive proﬁtability, innovation, value creation, brand value, and legacy. EKOS services include strategy development, benchmarking and best practices, Sustainability/CSR Reporting, employee and stakeholder education and engagement, crowdsourced innovation, and value stream optimization. For more information about EKOS International, visit www.ekosi.com.