Silver’s ESG team recently authored a Thomson Reuters’ ESG Special Report, which addresses current trends and challenges in how public companies approach the reporting of ESG matters. Below are key takeaways, as well as a link to access an excerpt of the report:
- While there are no universal standards for ESG reporting, best practices are rapidly emerging.
- Companies should understand reporting requirements for the jurisdictions in which they operate.
- The driving force behind many ESG-related reporting requirements is a desire among regulators and standard-setters to ensure that the disclosure of material information is consistent and easily accessible.
- Many companies are required to report on climate-related risks and opportunities, and similar reporting requirements on nature/biodiversity and human capital management may be on the way soon.
- In the future, companies may need to integrate ESG reporting with financial reporting
If you have any questions about ESG reporting, particularly as it relates to private fund advisers, please contact a member of the Silver ESG team at [email protected].