The Blind Spot: Climate Policy Leadership

An assessment of corporate sustainability rankings

Numerous sustainability rankings have emerged to help stakeholders assess corporate environmental performance and identify leaders. Yet an EDF analysis found a troubling blind spot in how rankings agencies and organizations pick winners: the vast majority don’t factor in climate policy advocacy, which is an essential element of sustainability leadership.

The analysis looks at how corporate engagement in climate policy – including direct lobbying, financing think tanks, foundations, political action committees and more – is weighted in the development of the rankings. In order to improve the accuracy and utility of the rankings, the report calls for increased disclosure of corporate lobbying activities related to climate change.

To learn more, visit The AAA Framework for Climate Policy Leadership.”