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Why CFOs are Becoming Increasingly Involved in Corporate ESG and Sustainability Strategies

Traditionally viewed as the ‘numbers person’ at the top of an organization, the CFO role is evolving beyond traditional financial management to encompass a broader range of responsibilities. One of the ways this is happening is the increasing involvement of CFOs…

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5 Reasons Why Your Business Can’t Afford to Ignore ESG Software

As market forces to be reckoned with, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and sustainability show no signs of slowing down their rapid growth over the last few years.   From a financial perspective, global ESG assets surpassed $30 trillion in 2022 and…

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What Type of ESG Assurance is Right for Your Business?

Quick Summary: This article posits that with ESG and sustainability now crucial for businesses worldwide, third-party assurance is rapidly increasing in importance. It details how assurance currently comes in two levels: limited and reasonable, with regulations like the EU’s CSRD mandating…

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Materiality Assessments: Here’s Why You Can’t Afford to Skip Them

Quick Summary: This article discusses the importance of materiality assessments within corporate sustainability strategies, and delves into the process of identifying and prioritizing issues that impact both the company and its stakeholders. The piece explores various types of materiality assessments, including…

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The CSDDD is Your Latest Corporate Sustainability Directive

Quick Summary: This article discusses the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) which aims to hold large EU companies accountable for environmental and human rights impacts across their value chains. It outlines CSDDD requirements, including reporting obligations and alignment with climate…

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A Best-in-Breed Approach to ESG Software? It’s Not That Simple.

Quick Summary: This article highlights the complexities involved in evaluating sustainability software options, covering aspects such as compatibility, administrative burden, security risks, and cost factors. It advocates for careful consideration between multiple vendor solutions and integrated ones, suggesting that a single…

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Are You Ready for the 2024 CDP Changes?

CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) saw massive momentum in 2023 with a 24% increase in reporting companies that led to a record 23,200 companies representing over 66% of global market value along with 1,100 cities, states, and regions reporting to the…

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Is Transition Investing the New ESG?

The rise of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors has significantly influenced business and financial markets, with stakeholders increasingly valuing these business aspects.   There has, however, been pushback against this trend, perhaps exemplified most recently by the lawsuit from ten Republican…

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You’ve Produced Your First Sustainability Report. Now What?

KEY TAKEAWAY Producing your first sustainability report is a great achievement – and your first step to achieving even better outcomes. ESG reporting has become a major trend for companies that are looking for ways to communicate their efforts to become…

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The Role of Purpose-Built Technology in Supply Chain Sustainability Data Management

No longer a ‘nice to have’, sustainability has rapidly become a societal expectation, with companies facing mounting pressure to align their operations accordingly.   The sustainability ethos now touches everything within the business environment – supply chains included – and organizations are…

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