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1 According to OECD data development aid from France in 2012 totalled US$ 12 billion, http://www.oecd.org/development/stats/ODA%202012%20Tables%20and%20Charts.xls (Excel 132 KB)
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KPMG Climate change & sustainability professionals analysed information published by companies and their associated corporate foundations to assess the effectiveness of reporting on social investment and impacts.
KPMG looked at the 10 largest companies by revenue in each of the 10 sectors studied – a total of 100 companies headquartered in 11 countries. The sectors studied were:
2. Chemicals & synthetics
3. Finance & insurance
4. Food & beverage
5. Metals, mining & engineering
6. Oil & gas
8. Telecommunications, electronics & computers
The research was based on publically available information in corporate and foundation reports, including corporate responsibility (CR)/sustainability reports, annual financial reports (including integrated reports), and foundation annual and progress reports.
Reports were assessed for clarity of reporting on contributions to social programs, social investment strategy, goals and targets, KPIs and approaches to measuring inputs, outputs, outcomes and impacts.
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