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Delivering Assurance on ESG and Climate Disclosures

May 25 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am CDT

Environmental, Social & Governance – ESG – is a dominant focus in organizations as they strive to address the integrity of their values, commitments, and obligations within the organization and across the extended enterprise. While the ESG pressure has been coming from many directions it has now increased with the SEC’s recent decision on ESG and climate disclosures.

In the context of the Environment, we are headed to one of two futures. The truth is that we are at a critical point in history, a point that can lead to two very different outcomes. In our age of technology advancement and knowledge, will this be defined as the ‘age of wisdom?’ Or will it be seen as the ‘age of foolishness?’ The decisions we make, and our organizations make, will lead us to a ‘season of light’ or a ‘season of darkness,’ either a ‘spring of hope’ or a winter of despair.’

To deliver assurance on ESG reporting and meet the SEC’s requirements, it is necessary for audit to be prepared to deliver assurance on ESG and climate disclosures. The future requires that audit play a key role in providing assurance on the organizations carbon footprint, impact on climate change, as well as the use of resources, and impact on air, water, and waste. This includes evaluating how environmental risks impact strategic objectives, other risks, and the reputation and brand of the organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • The scope of ESG with a particular focus on the Environment and Climate Disclosures including regulatory, reputation, and brand drivers
  • What core processes are needed for environmental assurance and disclosure in order to identify ESG risks and their impact on the enterprise
  • How to build a strategic plan for assurance on the environmental aspects of ESG and meeting the SEC requirements

In order to be awarded the full credit hours, you must attend the entire session and answer at least 3 of the polling questions. CPE Certificates will be distributed the week after the webinar.

 Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credits.

GRC 20/20 Speaker

Michael Rasmussen

GRC 20/20 ResearchMichael Rasmussen – The GRC Pundit @ GRC 20/20 Research, Michael Rasmussen is an internationally recognized pundit on governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) – with specific expertise on the topics of GRC strategy, process, information, and technology architectures and solutions. With 28+ years of experience, Michael helps organizations improve GRC processes, design and implement GRC architectures, and select solutions that are effective, efficient, and agile. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, author, and advisor and is noted as the “Father of GRC” – being the first to define and model the GRC market in February 2002 while at Forrester Research, Inc.

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