How to Cope with Survey Fatigue

Thursday, January 01 2015 @ 12:00PM EST

Will responding to 200 questionnaires per year get your company a good sustainability rating?

Large companies get asked for sustainability information from hundreds of different groups. Wall Street research houses, mutual fund groups, “engagement-oriented” investors, stock exchanges, government regulators, not-for-profit groups, community organizations, consumer researchers, major customers (via supply chain questionnaires), activists, and academics each ask for data. These groups do not harmonize their requests, use common definitions for the terms they use, or work on the same schedule.

Our panel will discuss these issues:

  • Does not responding to some or all of the questions asked, affect how a company is perceived?
  • Which groups should a company respond to and which can it safely ignore?
  • How can a company get maximum value out of the ratings and input it receives from those to whom it chooses to report?


Bahar Gidwani
Co-founder and CEO
CSRHub (Moderator)
Niki King
Senior Manager CSR Program Office
Campbell Soup Company
Maia Kutner
Director, Technical Reporting
Benoit Terpereau
Product Manager