What is transparency worth when it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR)? Everything, according to The CRO (Corporate Responsibility Officer), which recently released its annual list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Since the list's founding a decade ago by Marjorie Kelly (now of Corporation 20/20) under the Business EthicsKLD Research & Analytics' proprietary environmental, social, and governance (ESG) research, the methodology behind the list has shifted to prioritize transparency. Now, the list is based entirely on publicly available data using best-in-class ESG research from IW Financial. brand based on
Chris MacDonald of BusinessEthicsBlog.com questions The CRO’s own transparency, asking for disclosure of this year’s methodology. "The methodology will be published, along with the feature story, in the CRO issue and subsequently posted online," The CROresponded.
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