The Evolution of Sustainability Reporting

How Businesses Can Adapt to Shifting Demands

Reporting and disclosing your organization’s sustainability efforts is an imperative to grow your business and avoid risk. But standards and expectations are quickly evolving—are you prepared to meet stakeholder expectations?

2018 saw significant changes to sustainability reporting. Not only are more businesses than ever disclosing their sustainability performance, investors have doubled down on impact investing. Third-party organizations are now publicly ranking organizations, whether companies have formally disclosed performance or not.

As transparency grows, so do expectations for large organizations. Now, investors are demanding more corporate accountability for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. Businesses can no longer get by on simply setting goals without demonstrating board oversight, assessing long-term climate risks, and setting real, evidence-based targets.

In this webinar, we will discuss some of the most consequential changes we’ve seen in investor and reporting expectations. We’ll hear from Sara Law, VP of Global Initiatives at CDP, on the rationale behind the 2018 questionnaire changes, looking closely at the evolving expectations for:

  • Environmental data management
  • Board and management-level oversight
  • Financial impact of climate risks and opportunities
  • Absolute and Science-based targets

We’ll then take a first look at the impact of these changes on the 2018 scores issued on January 22.  Finally, we’ll hear from ENGIE Insight’s Senior Carbon Analyst, TJ Schmidt, on best practices for large, complex organizations for the coming year.

Join us for an engaging discussion on the future of sustainability reporting and the recommended path forward.