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FTSE100 Snapshot Reveals Mixed Performance on Corporate Social Responsibility
Date: May 26, 2008
Global responsible investment specialists EIRIS today released research charting the progress FTSE100 companies have made on key environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues over the last five years.
Launched to mark the UK’s first ever National Ethical Investment Week, FTSE100 snapshot: Trends in ESG performance highlights the key role responsible investors can play in encouraging some of the world’s biggest companies to improve their corporate social responsibility practices.
Key findings include:
Stephanie Maier, Head of Research at EIRIS said: “Our analysis shows encouraging signs of improved corporate responsibility practices amongst the UK’s biggest companies. ESG issues offer both challenges and opportunities for companies. Through active engagement, responsible investors can play a key role in encouraging businesses to adopt more responsible practices, and are well placed to benefit from best practice”.
Other findings include:
Click here (http://www.eiris.org/files/research%20publications/ftse100snapshotmay08.pdf) to download a copy of the research
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