ESG metrics and reporting are fast becoming business imperatives. Increased scrutiny from investors, shifts in consumer and customer expectations and likely policy changes under the Biden Administration mean companies are facing new pressure to measure, disclose and improve on ESG-related issues across three clear categories:
Stakeholders across the business spectrum see ESG factors as a window into a company’s future. ESG reporting and metrics are also an important indicator of a company’s overall health, and ESG reports can lay the foundation for a compelling story about the impact your company is making on the world. Tying all three elements into consolidated reporting (using a reputable ESG framework/reporting standard), and to your broader strategy, signals that your company is taking the necessary steps to be viable and profitable in the long run.
And that’s music to the ears of investors looking out for the long-term impact of their investments.
Forward-thinking organizations are integrating values, goals and metrics into business strategies to mitigate ESG risks. They’re also seizing related opportunities to innovate and reduce costs. Both start with reporting that follows commonly accepted standards which stakeholders know and trust. It’s the baseline leading companies use to identify and improve on their strengths and weaknesses, and to tell an effective story.
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Compelling ESG reporting doesn’t come together in a flash. It requires collaboration and insight from across the organization to work towards common goals as a team. Many organizations start by assessing the maturity of their data. Others want to focus on climate change, diversity, equity and inclusion or other significant areas of reporting. Some are further along in their thinking and ready to make optimizations. And in boardrooms across the country, corporate directors are looking to best understand their ESG oversight roles.
Why work with PwC to help you take the next step forward? Because wherever you are on your journey, we’re ready to meet you there. We bring purpose, vision and practicality to your unique set of challenges—and we understand where you’re coming from. We’ve been on our own ESG journey, and we’re ready to share our insights and successes to help you.
Our passionate, multi-disciplinary teams provide insights across industries and are here to help your company:
ESG encompasses a wide range of risks and opportunities, and each industry has its own specific considerations. Tune in to learn more.