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You’re already doing it, now report it

ESG issues are not new issues, they're material business issues that you're (for the most part) already managing. What's new is that investors are asking, so now it's a question of explicitly reporting on those issues.

If I'm a company already producing a sustainability report, what would I do?

Companies already producing a sustainability report should pivot to also focus on information geared to investors, i.e. about financially material issues, place it in documents that investors are using, and leverage the SASB Standards and TCFD Recommendations.

What is ESG and why should I care?

ESG are business issues, and companies should care because investors are asking for more and better information about those issues that are critical to your long-term success in order to make their investment decisions and determine how much your company is worth.

Why you should report using SASB and TCFD

Both the SASB Standards and TCFD Recommendations were created by and for investors, have garnered significant support from the global investor community, are achievable, and actually quite complementary.

Why is everyone talking about ESG, anyway?

Confused about which ESG reporting standards to use?

What are investors looking to get from companies when it comes to ESG?

What is purpose?

Are ESG integration and climate change the same thing?

What is ESG reporting? (...and what it’s not)

ESG reporting is not a fad, it's a paradigm shift in business practices that's here to stay. And it's value creating.

How do investors use ESG information?

Investors use ESG information to (1) to select investments, (2) to determine valuations, and (3) to engage with investee companies.

Why report on ESG issues?

Companies should provide investors with ESG reporting because they're asking, in order to make better investment decisions. The benefits are a better reputation, lower risk profile, and higher market value.

What’s driving investors’ need for ESG information?

There's a fundamental shift in investors' understanding that material ESG issues are very closely connected to companies' performance. So to make better investment decisions, they need more and better ESG information.

Start from wherever you are

How to deal with ESG research, ratings and rankings, or questionnaires?

Who should own ESG in the company?

What’s tone at the top and why is it necessary?

Where is ESG reporting heading?

What's the big deal about ESG?

ESG reporting is about change, it's a paradigm shift towards sustainable development and investments. This change is happening fast, it's confusing and hard to keep up with. But, it's totally doable, and that's a good thing.

How does ESG create value?

It's a two-step process: the first one is what the company does, the second is what investors do. It involves a company both managing its material ESG issues and reporting on them so that investors have the information they need to translate that into market value determination.

What are the risks of inaction?

Companies that don't provide investors with decision-useful ESG information face the risks of a weaker reputation, higher risk profile, and ultimately lower market value.

What does FinComm do?

Allow me to take one minute to explain how and why I help companies improve their ESG reporting to investors.

What does ESG reporting look like?

If I were a company that has no sustainability reporting, what would I do?

What is materiality?

Isn’t ESG only for large cap companies?

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