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About The SEC Sustainability Disclosure Search Tool

The SEC Sustainability Disclosure Search helps you understand how companies are tackling material risks and opportunities they face from sustainability issues like climate change and water availability and quality. Which companies report on these issues in SEC filings? How much—and what—do they say? Has their disclosure changed over time?

How to Use this search Tool

 

  1. Click “login” to register for a free account.
  2. Select filters to search for a company’s climate disclosure report.
  3. Click “View Report” to view the climate or water disclosure report.
  4. Customize the report—if needed—and save or print.

 

What does the tool do?

The SEC Sustainability Disclosure Search helps you understand how companies are tackling material risks and opportunities they face from sustainability issues like climate change and water availability and quality. Which companies report on these issues in SEC filings? How much—and what—do they say? Has their disclosure changed over time?

The tool scours the text of SEC annual (10-K) filings and automatically identifies relevant disclosure. It categorizes the information, identifies where in the filing disclosure occurs, and delivers this, along with the excerpted disclosure, in an easily digestible report.

Review disclosures by company, industry group or year. View disclosures specifically addressing climate change risks or water availability and water management strategies. Compare one company to another.

Who can use the tool?

Institutional investors increasingly recognize the value of corporate environmental, social and governance reporting in mainstream financial filings. These investors support improved ESG risk reporting in SEC filings because it can provide consistent, comparable information on material risks and opportunities that their portfolio companies face. Investors use this information to engage directly with companies on the quality of their responses to sustainability concerns. Companies, analysts, the public and academics can use the information to understand the significant risks and opportunities posed by these issues, by examining the tool’s disclosure reports and comparing them with the voluntary disclosure companies provide.

About Ceres
Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership. We mobilize a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy.

About CookESG Research
Cook ESG Research develops customized data resources and tools that make sense of large volumes of unstructured corporate disclosure.

For questions and comments about this tool, please contact coburn@ceres.org.