Sustainability Reporting Trends in North America 2017

Posted November 13, 2017

The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) announces its second annual report on Sustainability Reporting Trends in North America 2017.

This report presents 2015-2016 trends. Five hundred and fifty-one companies from the United States and Canada were analysed, many of them among the Fortune Global 500.

The Report is intended for stakeholders including investors, business leaders, company boards, CSR and sustainability professionals, NGOs, customers, academics, and students. New this year, research includes a comparative analysis of companies that publish sustainability reports with the highest score in CSRHub, a global sustainability ratings agency listing over 17,000 public and private companies.


Sustainability Reporting Trends in North America 2017 examines company and organization sectors, size and ownership. It reviews reporting practices, external assurance practices, the presence of carbon footprint metrics and financial performance. The report describes over 20 trends specific to North America, broken down between the USA and Canada.