As momentum grows for environmental, social and governance disclosures, ESG assurance opportunities are expected to present themselves for CPAs, who currently are performing a small fraction of these engagements in the US.
The AICPA and the Center for Audit Quality sent letters to the SEC supporting its exploration of disclosures related to climate change and environmental, social and governance issues.
Reporting on environmental, social and governance information is becoming increasingly important. Internal audit’s independent advisory and assurance work can help organizations get it right.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking public comment on its disclosure rules and guidance related to climate change disclosures.
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it is creating a new Climate and ESG Task Force to identify compliance problems related to environmental, social and governance issues.
The SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance will place greater focus on climate-related disclosures in public company filings after a directive issued by SEC Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee.
As interest grows in environmental, social and governance information, a new resource provides insights for auditors to assist their clients with ESG disclosures and assurance.
The demand for environmental, social, and governance reporting is increasing. CPAs have a critical role in meeting that demand, and companies can take action now to enable enhanced ESG reporting.
Environmental, social and governance measures and disclosures released by the World Economic Forum are designed to make it easier for companies to benchmark their sustainable business performance.
IFAC called for the creation of a new sustainability accounting standards board, and five global organizations committed to working together toward unified corporate reporting.
Seventy percent of companies participating in a survey by The Conference Board that obtain assurance on their sustainability information said the need for such assurance will increase over the next five years.