ESG reporting: Are Investors Getting What They Want?

Presented by

Lindsey Stewart,George Richards, Helena Watson & Sophie Gauthier-Beaudoin, KPMG UK

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In 2020, investors made it increasingly clear what they want from ESG reporting. They want meaningful, decision-relevant disclosures from companies, particularly on environmental and social themes. They also want to see disclosures made under frameworks that emphasise materiality, and greater convergence and standardisation in those frameworks. With the year-end reporting season in full swing, we examine whether investors are getting what they asked for and what developments in ESG reporting are expected over the course of 2021. Join this session as we discuss: *Are companies providing more meaningful disclosures to investors on climate change? *Investors are focusing more strongly on the S in ESG – how have companies responded? *Are companies responding to the call to disclose under materiality focused frameworks, particularly TCFD and SASB? *What progress has been made on convergence in the various ESG frameworks *What investors can do to encourage companies and framework owners to promote transparency and consistency Speakers: Lindsey Stewart CFA, Senior Investor Engagement Manager, KPMG UK George Richards, Associate Partner, Head of ESG Assurance, KPMG UK Helena Watson, Director Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG UK Sophie Gauthier-Beaudoin, Director Investor Engagement, KPMG UK

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