Long before the acronym “ESG” was coined, select organizations around the world self-reported on sustainability efforts every year. Those days of self-governance are ending: the U.S. SEC and global regulators are taking steps to protect investors and ensure that standards are better defined and upheld.
Consistency and clarity are the goals, safeguarding that organizational ESG reporting is not misleading or fraught with misrepresentations for investors and other stakeholders. What actions can organizations take to get ahead of looming regulations?
In an article for the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)’s CEP Magazine, Michele Edwards, Marnie Gucciard, and Anita Woodhouse explore how entities can leverage their compliance teams, internal audit, and other relevant control functions to lead the design, implementation, and monitoring of processes and internal controls to ensure that the data being reported related to ESG metrics is accurate and complete. Read the full article and download the PDF here.