In a press release distributed on September 22, 2017 B3 – the Brazilian exchange created by the merger of BM&FBOVESPA and Cetip – announced the results of the “Report or Explain for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” initiative.
“Among the companies consulted by B3, 147 responded the survey, the equivalent to 33% of the total companies listed on the Exchange. Of these 147 companies, 40% disclose their reports considering the SDGs, are preparing the reports, intend to, or are considering the possibility of including the SDGs in their reports.
Sixty companies take the SDGs into account in their reports, 7 are preparing their reports to include the SDGs, and 36 companies intend or are considering the possibility of including the SDGs in their sustainability or integrated reports.”
‘The results show that we already have almost one quarter of the listed companies adding value to this agenda and are taking the SDGs into account in their management, although the goals were only recently launched in 2015. Certainly, we have a long way to go but since it was the first year of the initiative we can feel that this UN agenda is gaining momentum in the market,’ says Sonia Favaretto, Media Relations, Sustainability, Communications, and Social Investment managing director at B3.”
You can read the press release, which includes graphic presentation of the results, on the news page of the B3 internet site.