Corporate Reporting

OBATA is a trusted expert and valued resource in corporate reporting for ESG, sustainability, and annual reports. We design corporate ESG reports, sustainability reports, annual reports and proxies that maximize understanding, strategic engagement and build your brand.

For more than seven decades, clients have relied on our counsel, approach, award-winning design, and production of their corporate communications programs to ensure the most effective and impactful delivery of these materials to their stakeholders.

Elevate Your Corporate Reporting Design

Our design experts can help you amplify your company story and define what sets your company apart.

Our process framework is customized to meet your objectives as well as the stringent timelines often associated with corporate reporting.

Multi-channel Design Strategy

Our team designs using a multi-channel design strategy. Why? Because messaging and visuals can be repurposed in multiple ways. These include investor presentations and events, video reports, your website or microsites, and social media.

TravelCenters of America 2021 ESG Report example
CIP 2021 sustainability report example
Duke Energy sustainability report
sustainability report print and online example
Emerson 2020 annual report example
Fortune Brands annual report example
ESCO Technologies 2023 Proxy Statement example
TFT foundation report example

Reporting Capabilities

Our core strength is helping companies with their corporate reporting to stakeholders. We help clients organize their content to create reports that are visually appealing and easy to follow.

Our Corporate Reporting Capabilities Include:

  • Report Planning, Positioning & Content
  • ESG Reports
  • Sustainability Reports
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Reports
  • Integrated Reports
  • Annual Reports
  • Proxy Design
  • Investor & ESG Fact Sheets
  • ESG & Sustainability Highlights
  • Digital & Interactive PDFs
  • Microsites & Website Landing Pages
  • Investor Presentations
  • Photography & Video
  • Social Marketing

ESG Reporting

OBATA designs and produces ESG (environmental, social, and governance) reports for several companies that follow ESG frameworks such as the Global Report Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) as well as other frameworks.

Reporting and disclosure on ESG reporting continue to evolve and grow. With the emphasis companies are now placing on corporate social governance, your ESG positioning and reporting are more important than ever.

ESG Report Design

OBATA helps you to share your environmental, social, and governance message with a wider global audience. We create custom digital experiences, like interactive PDFs, microsites, webpages and content to be shared on social media.

We have also helped new clients with their inaugural ESG report. In these instances, having our leadership trained and certified in ESG fundamentals and disclosures by the Corporate Finance Institute (CFI) has been particularly helpful to our clients.

View our ESG report portfolio


“Thank you also for the beautiful design and attention to detail. I think it looks really great and is an excellent one-stop shop for all things ESG. So glad to have OBATA as our go-to partner!”

Director of Corporate Communications with a Fortune 500 Company


Fortune Brands ESG Report example

Committed to Continuous ESG Reporting Improvement

Read how Fortune Brands continuously improves its ESG reporting.


Improve your ESG or Sustainability Report

OBATA has assembled a resource hub to guide you in the planning, design, and development of your company’s next (or first) ESG or sustainability report.

View our ESG & Sustainability Design Resource Hub

Sustainability Reporting


Champlain Investment Partners' inaugural sustainability report example

Designing an Inaugural Sustainability Report for Investment Firm

Read about Champlain Investment Partners’ inaugural Sustainability Report

OBATA designs sustainability and corporate responsibility reports. For more than 20 years, our team has worked on numerous sustainability report projects, each with its unique challenges.

Sustainability Report Design

Our team has led, designed, and published the first sustainability report, or inaugural sustainability report, for several national and global public and private companies.

Our proven process framework has helped companies share the positive impacts their sustainability efforts have had on employees, local communities, and the world.

We produce digital PDF reports for each of our clients. Additionally, we can create sustainability report microsites, or we can integrate the report into a corporate website.

View our sustainability report portfolio


“Our Sustainability Report is outstanding! We can’t thank you enough for all the strategic guidance and creative work that you and the team provided over the past few months.”

Champlain Investment Partners – Senior Associate, Director of Finance & Human Capital Management

Annual Reporting & Proxy Design

OBATA is an experienced and recognized expert in annual report design and production. We created our first corporate annual report in 1956. The following year, we won a Gold Award from the St. Louis Art Directors Club. We have designed and produced over 250 annual reports since then. We have also won many awards in the process.

Annual Report Design

Our annual report services help clients share their vision and results with clarity, creativity and impact. We start by helping clients distill their key messages then we visualize their story to maximize engagement and understanding.

View our annual report portfolio

Proxy Design

Our Proxy design services create statements that drive shareholder engagement. Our design experts can help you amplify your company story and define what sets your company apart. ​

We provide personalized, customized, and branded shareholder documents in either printed or digital interactive proxy format.

Our Annual Report Experience Includes:

Public Companies

  • 10-K Wrap Annual Reports
  • Traditional Annual Reports
  • Summary Reports
  • Integrated Reports
  • Proxy Design

Private & Non-Profit Companies

  • Annual Reports
  • Community Reports
  • Foundation Reports


“This is such high quality and SWIFT work — what a treat to get to work with you!”

Director, Strategic Partnerships & Programs with a local foundation

Corporate Reporting Services

Our corporate reporting services provide you with critical thinking and sound design to meet your project’s unique requirements. Whether your project is print, digital, interactive, or any combination of these solutions, our team has it covered.

Reporting Design Services

The following services are the standard offering for each of our reporting projects.

  • Onboarding & Planning
  • Design Concepts & Development
  • Typesetting & Proofreading
  • Data Visualization & Graphics
  • Digital or Interactive PDF

Other Integrated Services

More often than not, our clients need more than just design services. Our firm offers the following additional services to meet your project’s custom needs.

  • Benchmarking
  • ESG Framework Strategy
  • Messaging, Copywriting & Editing
  • Webpage or Microsite Design & Development
  • Photography & Art Direction
  • Retouching & Optimization
  • Video, Scripting & Editing
  • Printing Coordination & Supervision

Our Corporate Reporting Experience


Annual reports completed since 1956


ESG, sustainability, CSR or environmental reports completed


Annual, ESG, sustainability report microsites completed


Foundation & community reports completed

ESG Reports:
CTS Corporation
Duke Energy
ESCO Technologies
Farmer Brothers
Fortune Brands
L.E.K. Consulting
TravelCenters of America
U.S. Well Services

Sustainability Reports:
Champlain Investment Partners
Chevron Phillips Chemical
The Doe Run Company
Duke Energy
Peabody Energy

Annual Reports:
ESCO Technologies
First State Bancshares
Fortune Brands
Gardner Denver
Jefferson Smurfit
Mercantile Bank
Patriot Coal
Peabody Energy
Prairie State Energy Campus

Community & Foundation Reports:
Ascension Health
Prairie State Energy Campus
Southside Day Nursery
St. Louis University High School
The Doe Run Company
Tracy Family Foundation