Scott Leibs is a deputy editor of CFO.
|The Performance Gap
Percentage of companies that believe they should take certain actions regarding sustainability, versus percentage that actually do.
|Activity||Should do||Actually do|
|Fully embed sustainability issues in strategy and operations||72%||50%|
|Have board discuss and act on these issues||69||45|
|Foster collaborations or multistakeholder partnerships to address goals||56||43|
|Fully embed issues in subsidiaries’ strategies and operations||66||38|
|Embed sustainability issues in IR strategy and analyst relations||51||31|
|Embed these issues in global supply-chain management||59%||27%|
|Source: McKinsey & Co. survey of 391 CEOs whose companies participate in the UN Global Compact|
|A Global Movement
The percentage of companies producing
sustainability reports increased sharply between 2002 and 2005, except in the U.S.
|*For 2005, includes both companies that produced separate sustainability reports and those that included sustainability data in annual reports; 2002 figures represent companies producing separate sustainability reports only.