Reporting organizations' corporate social responsibility activities is difficult - a lack of regulation means that the communication of these activities varies significantly and there is a multitude of ways in which mistakes can be made.
The author provides the tools and insights required to produce investor-friendly CSR reports and includes a chapter showing how the investors can integrate CSR in their quantified analysis of investment-opportunities. Features include formulas, conversion standards and CSR note tables which enable the book to be used as a practical handbook as well as in the classroom.
Written by an experienced compliance officer with years of experience in reporting CSR, this book is an easy-to-follow guide for practitioners and students and will be required reading for students of accounting, financial reporting and auditing as well as those in industry who want to improve their organization's reporting standards.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Why is there a need for this book? Chapter 2. Is CSR profitable? Chapter 3. Rules and guidelines that exist Chapter 4. Rules that ought to exist Chapter 5. Proposed minimum data Chapter 6. Evidence requirements for valid and complete data Chapter 7. How to create a good control environment? Chapter 8. How can investors use CSR in their analysis of stocks? Chapter 9. Conclusion Chapter 10. Appendices
Dr. Jane Thostrup Jagd is Director and Control Compliance Officer at A.P. Moller-Maersk, Denmark
This book provides a practical toolkit to students, analysts and investors on CSR reporting in the current integrated reporting environment where the linkage between financial and non-financials is absolutely critical.
Sumit Lodhia, Professor, University of South Australia, Australia
Responsible investment increasingly relies on CSR reporting to generate sustainable value. While the demand for CSR information is widespread, a challenge for financial analysts remains to distil the right information before making an appropriate investment decision. Based on a large set of examples of CSR reporting, this book provides practical insights on how to successfully integrate CSR into mainstream financial decisions.
Paolo Perego, Associate Professor in Management Accounting, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Dr. Jagd is to be congratulated for conducting this investigation into CSR reporting among the largest corporations in the world. For both investors and policy makers this exercise lifts the lid on the significant uncertainties surrounding the newly emerging and rapidly growing sphere of corporate social responsibility. As we move towards the 10 billion people planet and then the inexorable reduction that will follow, providing reporters and their stakeholders with a simple tool kit for effective CSR reporting will become an invaluable asset.
Dr. Steve Priddy, Director of Research, London School of Business and Finance, UK