Trends and Challenges for European Companies on Sustainability Goals Integration and Sustainability (CR) Impact.

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Trends and Challenges for European Companies 

on Sustainability Goals Integration and 

Sustainability (CR) Impact

Surprising Findings revealed by CSE’s research on 

Sustainability (CR) and Non Financial Reporting in Europe

The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) announces its annual Research for Sustainability (CR) Reporting Trends in Europe 2018. The research explores the level of commitment of European companies, through their common Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility strategic goals, and how well they measure their impacts and social value.

CSE’s research looked at four hundred and seventy five (475) companies from 8 leading business sectors that represent 20% of total Reporting companies. These sectors are financial services, construction, food and beverage, logistics, chemicals, healthcare, telecommunications, energy.

The Research is intended to provide valuable information to stakeholders including investors, business leaders, company boards, CSR and sustainability professionals, NGOs, customers, academics, and students.

The research includes a comparative analysis of the common Sustainability Strategic Objectives per sector in selected European Countries, the common Social Impact Goals and the practices followed by EU companies on how to measure their social impact, as well as the impact of the EU Directive on non-financial reporting.

Additionally, the Research explores reporting practices, external assurance practices and the integration of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Report findings will be presented at CSE’s Sustainability Practitioner Program (Advanced Edition 2018 in London, this December 6-7, 2018.


CSE research programs inform the continuous updates of the online specialized courses offered by the Sustainability Academy.