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Sweden: Report explores how largest co's communicate their sustainability work, incl. human rights

Author: Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (Misum) at the Stockholm School of Economics, Published on: 30 September 2017

"Walking the Talk? A Report on the Sustainability Communication of the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm Large Cap Index Companies", Sep 2017

The main aim of this report is to explore sustain- ability communication by companies listed on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm Large Cap index, of which there were 90 as of summer 2017... In particular, we hoped to understand what information external stakeholders could understand about companies’ sustainability strategies and initiatives, as well as the extent to which those companies report on implementation...

[W]e find that [...] companies continue to "talk" more than they "walk"...

Positively, 92 percent of companies now have a human rights policy (up from 72 percent in 2015) and 70 percent of the companies publish information on how they follow up their policies (up from 46 percent in 2015).

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