Respondents Understand Corporate Responsibility and
Sustainability,ButWhat’s aTriple Bottom Line…?
Corporate social responsibility
encompasses not only what
companies do with their
profits, but also how they make
“Sustainable development is development that
meets the needs of the present without
compromising the ability of future generations
to meet their own needs.”
Supply Chains & Stakeholder Engagement;Not a Part
of Social Responsibility?
There’s a Gap
“Runaway Climate Change is among theTop 5 Global Risks”
“A climate crisis with potentially devastating impacts on the global economy”
“Climate change is already causing five million deaths a year and is costing the
global economy more than US$1.2 trillion – or 1.6 percent in annual global GDP”
“Greening the economy is the only way to accommodate nine billion people by 2050”
“Two storms - environmental and economic - are on a collision course”
Climate Interconnections in Bahrain
Life on earth is more than simply sustainable; it's
regenerative. Life is interconnected and
interdependent, and the species that survive and
thrive on earth are ones that integrate and
optimize strategies to create conditions conducive
to life over billions of years.
RespondentsWant toWork for Ethical Organizations
WithValuesThat MirrorTheir Own
•Johnson & Johnson: By investing in employee wellness, have saved
the company $250 million on health care costs in the past decade.
•Vodafone M-Pesa: Created a service which allowed microfinance
borrowers to conveniently pay loans: 14 million customers in 2011 &
$136 million revenues
•World Economic Forum: Report highlighted the 3.7 billion people
at the BOP who are largely excluded from formal markets.This group,
earns an annual income of US$ 2.3 trillion a year that has grown at 8%
in recent years, representing a substantial growth opportunity.
•Harvard Business School Study: Investing $1 in the beginning of 1993 in
a value-weighted (equal-weighted) portfolio of sustainable firms would have
grown to $22.6 ($14.3) by the end of 2010, based on market prices. In
contrast, investing $1 in the beginning of 1993 in a value-weighted (equal-
weighted) portfolio of traditional firms would have only grown to $15.4
($11.7) by the end of 2010.
•MIT: Research on responsible and irresponsible environmental behavior by
U.S. publicly-traded companies from 1980 to 2009 found that companies
experienced an average abnormal stock price increase of 0.84% in the two days
following an announcement of eco-friendly behavior. Likewise, investors
punished companies for eco-harmful events with a corresponding abnormal
return of -0.65%.
•Examples abound:Real Estate...Eye Care Fund...GE...Charlotte Airport
Employees Unanimously Agree CSR & Sustainability
Increases Motivation & Pride of Association
Yet,the #1 CSR & Sustainability
Organizations Fail to Monitor CR&S Performance
Regional Distribution of 2011 GRI Sustainability
The statistics are from the Sustainability Disclosure Database and include information as at 19 April 2012. The Database can
be accessed freely at http://database.globalreporting.org. The Database includes sustainability/Integrated reports that GRI is
aware of through its Data Partners, the GRI Application Level Check process, registration forms and internet searches. GRI
cannot guarantee that the information is accurate or complete. All reports included in these statistics are GRI reports (based
on the G3 or G3.1 Guidelines and include a GRI Content Index) unless specifically stated otherwise.
Relative changes – compared to 2010:
Regional distribution of 2011 GRI Reports
Source: GRI Reporting Trends 2011 Report
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
GRI Sustainability ReportingTrends in MENA