SASB connects businesses and investors on the financial impacts of sustainability.

Why Companies are using SASB

In today’s world, businesses face a unique set of challenges to their long-term sustainability, from climate change and resource constraints to urbanization and technological innovation.  And investors increasingly want to know how these issues impact corporate value creation.

With SASB standards, companies can benefit from greater transparency, better risk management, improved long-term performance and stronger, more valuable brands — while providing investors a more accurate picture of their sustainability performance.

SASB standards and tools are helping companies…

  • identify the handful of ESG and sustainability topics that most directly impact their long-term value creation
  • implement principles-based reporting frameworks including Integrated Reporting and the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
  • communicate sustainability data more efficiently and effectively to investors

SASB can be a core part of any reporting system. Whether used alone, alongside other reporting frameworks or as part of an integrated report, SASB standards and metrics enable companies to communicate with investors in a detailed, powerful way.

Learn more about companies reporting with SASB standards.

Why Investors are using SASB

In today’s world, investors and analysts increasingly need sustainability data to enhance their understanding of related risks and opportunities. SASB standards help investors by fostering company disclosures of environmental, social and governance (ESG) and other sustainability data that is comparable, consistent, and financially material — empowering investors to make better investment and voting decisions.

SASB standards and tools are being used by investors around the world—across asset classes and strategies—to integrate ESG and sustainability considerations into their investment decisions.

SASB standards are helping investors

  • factor ESG and sustainability-related impacts into their decisions
  • align and engage with companies on the sustainability issues that impact value creation and performance
  • fulfill PRI signatory commitments
Learn more about investor use of SASB standards.