The road ahead: KPMG’s survey of corporate responsibility reporting 2017 - New Zealand supplement

Business enterprises Governance Sustainable development New Zealand

KPMG International’s Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting continues to be the world’s most well-respected, comprehensive and authoritative survey of corporate responsibility reporting.

First launched in 1993, KPMG’s Survey has become the global benchmark research in relation to the corporate responsibility (CR) reporting landscape.

The 2017 edition is our 10th edition, and is the largest and most extensive yet, with 4,900 companies across 49 countries included. New Zealand has contributed to the survey since 2011.

The survey provides a detailed look at global trends in CR reporting and insights for business leaders, company boards, and CR and sustainability professionals. It is designed to offer guidance on good practice to corporate professionals who assess and prepare their own CR reports. It also serves as a guide to investors, asset managers and rating agencies who now factor environmental, social and governance (ESG) information into the assessment of corporate performance, risk and ultimately value.

KPMG New Zealand has produced this supplementary report. Our aim is to examine the New Zealand CR reporting space in more depth, and provide additional insights specific to our market.

Our interest lies beyond looking at the numbers – to explore the why and how of CR reporting in New Zealand. Importantly, this 2017 report coincides with the launch of the new New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) Corporate Governance Code (NZX Code), which marks a significant turning point in New Zealand’s reporting landscape.

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