NIRI Resources

NIRI, "The Big I (Investor & Issuer Invitational Forum)," March 2019.

NIRI, ESG Policy Statement, January 2019.

NIRI Webinar Replay, "How Should IR Teams Approach ESG Disclosure," January 2019.

NIRI Webinar Replay, "Changing the Conversation: Sharing Your Company's Long-Term Plans," November 2018

NIRI Webinar Replay, "A Practical and Updated Take on ESG," May 2018.

NIRI, IR Update, "Preparing for the Year of 'S,'" May-June 2018.

Elisse Walter, "Commentary: Witnessing an Evolution: Investors Driving Demand for Sustainability Disclosure," IR Update, September 2017.

NIRI, IR Update, "Shareholder ESG Proposals On the Rise," September 2017.

Pamela Styles, "The Current State of Sustainability Communications," IR Update, June-July 2017

NIRI Webinar Replay, "Sustainability Reporting and Disclosure: How Is This Important for IR?" March 2017

NIRI Comment Letter on
Business and Financial Disclosure Required by Regulation S-K, August 2016.

Barb Brown and Mike Wallace, BrownFlynn, "The ESG Disruption: Don't Be Left Behind," IR Update, March 2016.

NIRI-MIT Sloan School, “Corporate Sustainability Communications Practices Report” 2015

NIRI, IR Update, "How Green Are Your Disclosures?" September 2014

NIRI, Executive Alert, "NIRI Survey Reveals Current Member Posture Towards Sustainability," March 2009.


Additional Resources

Pamela Styles, Next Level Investor Relations, "ESG/Sustainability: Anticipating 2019 On The Heels Of 2018 Developments," February 2019

BlackRock, "Larry Fink’s Annual Letter to CEOs: Purpose & Profit," January 2019.

Edelman, "5 Best Practices for ESG and Passive-Investor Activism," January 2019.

CECP, Strategic Investor Initiative, "Method of Production of Long-Term Plans: How and Why Corporations Choose to Talk About the Long Term," January 2019.

Harvard Business Review, "The State of Socially Responsible Investing," January 2019.

Meeting of the SEC's Investor Advisory Committee, Discussion Regarding Disclosures on Sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Governance Topics, December 2018

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, "Corporate Sustainability Reporting: Past, Present, Future," November 2018.

Pamela Styles, Next Level Investor Relations LLC, "ESG Investments Reach All-Time High: Is It Time For A Sustainability Strategy?" November 2018.

SEC, File No. 4-370, Cynthia Williams et al., "Request for Rulemaking on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Disclosure," October 2018

BrownFlynn, "Navigating ESG Disclosure: Market Trends and Strategic Opportunities," September 2018.

Leaders Arena, "Effective ESG Communication Strategies to Address Increasing Investor Collaboration," September 2018.

Sally Curley, Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries, "The ESG Imperative," August 2018

The Forum on Sustainable and Responsible Investment, “US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends” (2018)

American Council for Capital Formation, “Ratings that Don’t Rate: The Subjective World of ESG Ratings Agencies,” July 2018

Clermont Partners, “The New ESG Communications Mandate,” June 2018.

Sally Curley and Carol Nolan Drake, Corporate Secretary magazine, "Tackling ESG: Investors’ Messages for Governance Teams," May 2018.

Sally Curley and Carol Nolan Drake, Corporate Secretary magazine, "Tackling ESG: Concerns About Regulation and Materiality," May 2018.

Pamela Styles, "ESG / Sustainability – Are Companies Realizing Real ROI?" May 2018.

Governance & Accountability Institute, "Flash Report: 85% of S&P 500 Index Companies Publish Sustainability Reports in 2017," March 2018

BlackRock, "Larry Fink’s Annual Letter to CEOs: A Sense of Purpose," January 2018.

Governance & Accountability Institute, "Using The GRI Sustainability Reporting Framework Improves the Quality of ESG Disclosures," July 2017.

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, "ESG Reports and Ratings: What They Are, Why They Matter," July 2017.

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, "Commentary:'Sustainability Standards' Open a Pandora's Box of Politically Correct Accounting," March 2017.

Michael Krzus, BrownFlynn, "Integrated Reporting for a Long-term Strategy," March 2017

Denise Kuprionis and Pamela Styles, "Translating Sustainability into a Language Your Board Understands," February 2017

Ipreo, "How ESG Drives Investment Decisions: Perspectives from the Buy Side," January 2017.

EY, "Sustainable Investing: the Millennial Investor," 2017.

US SIF Foundation, "Biennial Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends" (2016).


Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Resources

SASB, "Approach to Materiality & Standards Development."

SASB, "Corporate Perspectives" web page.


If you have suggestions regarding additional resources that could be added to this library, please email Ted Allen, NIRI vice president for communications and engagement.