What is KPMG?

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KPMG is one of the world’s leading professional services company and one of the “Big Four” accounting firms. Founded in 1881, KPMG has grown from a small but…

What is an Audit Committee?

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Audit committees are responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of policies and procedures designed to ensure management’s representation about our company’s financial condition are true and accurate.

What is Integrated Reporting?

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Integrated reporting is an important tool in improving the understanding of the relationship between financial and non-financial factors that determine…

What is the Global Reporting Initiative?

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The GRI is a global standard for sustainability reporting designed by organizations and investors to measure business performance. The GRI has been adopted as a requirement by…

What Does PCAOB Stand For?

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PCAOB was created by Congress as part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, signed into law on July 30th, 2002. The board’s mandate includes overseeing audits of…

What Does SASB Mean?

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SASB stands for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. This is a voluntary, non-profit global organization that promotes sustainability accounting and reporting practices. But…

What is the TCFD

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The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) was created in 2015 with the goal to develop a set of recommendations for entities providing a…

What are ESG Metrics?

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You may hear company stakeholders or investors asking what ESG metrics are all about? The acronym ESG, which stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance are metrics used to describe the…

15 Good Reasons Why You Need to Create an ESG Report

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ESG is a movement that has been growing slowly over the last few decades, but you may be wondering why it is suddenly in your faces like a typhoon or other extreme weather event. It was once…