Every issuer is on its own ESG journey, regardless of whether the firm is disclosing ESG and sustainability reports today. As ESG initiatives and decision-useful reporting continue to gain importance, many C-suite and boards of directors are truly starting to pay attention. The power of ESG is only beginning to be unlocked as companies realize ESG risk equates to financial risk. Ownership of ESG and sustainability should reside at the top of any company with full support for the CEO and the board.
At the top, company boards and senior management are in different stages of understanding the impact of ESG/sustainability forces on investors, employee’s, customers, communities and regulators and their own organization’s response. The FEI Ecosystems Macro Perspectives conference is designed to be a primer presenting the current landscape facing many finance professionals as they plan for any new SEC mandate in ESG reporting, including climate risk and human capital management.
The conference will address top-of-mind questions that finance professionals are having;
- Where to start;
- How to capture, collate, analyze and control ESG data;
- Effective methods of approaching the frameworks;
- How investors and rating agencies are using the ESG data; and
- How to work with other professionals to quantify and communicate an organization’s exposer to climate risk.
DFIN is sponsor of the “Controls Around Financial Reporting session, where John Truzzolino, Director Business Solutions at DFIN, is moderating a panel on September 23 – 3:00 - 4:00pm.
Speakers: Marc Siegel, Partner, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY and Kristen B. Sullivan, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
ESG information has largely been developed and operated outside of the financial reporting function, and as such has not been subject to the full degree of rigor and controls required for financial information by registrants. Panelists will share insights on control implementation considerations. After this session attendees, will have a better understanding of various approaches to implementing controls and identifying key areas of risk related to ESG Data.
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