Skip to Main Content

BUS 100 Ha Comparing Sustainability Reports Spring 2024

Company Information from the Company Itself

Company's web site: Start with the company’s web site; look for Investor Relations, About the Company, etc. There may be a CEO message, or you can also find mission statements, values, financial information, and other information to help you analyze the company’s strategies.

EDGAR the web site of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In the US, public companies must file information with the SEC. A 10-K is the annual filing a company must make. Type your company name or Ticker symbol into Company and Person Lookup and select your company from the list. 

Company Information from Outside Sources

Company Rankings

ESG, Sustainability, and Corporate Social Responsibility

First, what is ESG, and what does it stand for?

E is Environmental
S is Social
G is Governance

For a longer explanation, see What is ESG? Definition and Meaning

And another explanation from Investopedia, with a short video

How can you find out about a company's ESG ratings, corporate responsibility, and sustainability information?

Citing Your Sources

Whenever you do research, you will need to cite the information sources that you use. Most business scholars use APA style. Here are some tools that can help you with this task:


Gleeson Library's guide to citations: How? Why? When? 


Getting Help!

There are several ways to obtain assistance with your research. Read on!

You have your very own librarian! She is Penny Scott, and you can contact her for help. 

Her contact information is: email: * phone: 415-422-5389

It is best to  email ahead, or make an appointment, to make sure she is available! Appointments are available virtually via Zoom, or in person, and are great for groups or individuals. If you don't see a time that works for you, email Penny. 

If Penny is not available, or any time you need help, you can always get help, just Ask a Librarian!

You can also take a look at our Research Guides on many topics!

Ask A Librarian