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How AT&T produces 20 ESG mini-reports

AT&T’s ESG reporting team takes a two-fold approach to managing relationships with ESG data providers, by actively engaging with analysts and producing 20 topic-specific ESG reports.

Several issuers expressed concerns about the accuracy of third-party ESG data at last month’s ESG Integration Forum, but Ben Kruse, director of global CSR reporting and insights at AT&T, explained that his team creates short topic-specific reports based on questions tasked by the likes of RobecoSAM, MSCI and Sustainalytics.

These one to two-page reports supplement the 30 to 40-page annual sustainability report and cover a range of topics, including climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, human rights, corporate governance and water management. This approach earned AT&T the best ESG reporting trophy at the Corporate Governance Awards 2019.

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