The 2010 Clean Capitalism Report
Based on the S&P/TSX 60 Corporate Responsibility Ranking published in the Globe and Mail
The 2010 Clean Capitalism Report provides insight into the environmental, social and governance (ESG) state of affairs and trends of Canada’s largest companies. This comprehensive 150 page+ report includes detailed information with an analysis on the ESG status of S&P/TSX 60 companies, benchmark rankings, and best practice highlights. The Clean Capitalism Report is a joint initiative by The Delphi Group and Corporate Knights.
The report is based on the results of the exclusive, quantitative research project conducted for the inaugural Globe and Mail Report on Business Corporate Responsibility Ranking, published June 21, 2010. Corporate Knights conducted the ranking, and The Delphi Group has analyzed the results and the methodology used.
Each company on the S&P/TSX 60 was analyzed against 12 ESG indicators: four environmental indicators (energy, carbon, water, and waste productivity), three governance indicators (sustainability leadership, leadership diversity, and sustainability remuneration), and five social indicators (CEO to lowest-paid worker, employee safety, percentage statutory tax paid [over four years], defined pension-benefit plan, and pension plan funding). For each of the indicators, the companies were awarded a percentile score based on their normalized performance relative to their global industry peers. There were also two additional metrics included: a transparency modifier which adjusted the final score based on how well a company disclosed its ESG information, and an ESG controversy flag which is defined as any type of negative media, NGO action, or litigation that poses a reputational risk for the company.
Each of the S&P/TSX 60 companies is profiled in a company snapshot that gives a brief outline of their business, highlights their major sustainability priorities, and shows how they performed across up to 12 ESG indicators. A sector-by-sector analysis was also completed, highlighting trends, major issues and impacts, best practices, and areas for improvement.
This report is essential reading for investors, regulators, executives, and stakeholders who are interested in benchmarking Canada’s S&P/TSX 60 corporations’ performance on extra-financial indicators which are central to a firm’s competitiveness. The 2010 Clean Capitalism Report examines where good performance is evident; analyzes trends; discusses the disclosure gaps that remain; investigates best practices on sustainability for the various sectors; and charts a course for the future that rewards companies for good sustainability performance. By using clear metrics that show which companies stand out from their peers, we hope to create a virtuous cycle where the most sustainable companies attract the most capital and earn the best returns.
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