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The 2020 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard

The main objective of the EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard (the Scoreboard) is to benchmark the performance of EU innovation-driven industries against main global counterparts. (…) This chapter shows the first results of a pilot exercise which characterises, via a big-data approach, the sustainability disclosure and reputation of Scoreboard companies in relation to a selection of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This approach provides novel type of evidence by establishing scores on the disclosure and reputation of top R&D-investors with regard to sustainability. It is based on quantitative analysis which exploits novel SDGs’ scoring at the company level, integrating both data and information in terms of disclosed environment, social and governance (ESG) strategies and companies’ societal and environmental impacts (…) The data on SDG scores is collected by Covalence SA and relates to Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) issues, sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and business ethics. More…

Source: European Commission

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