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The Time to Create an ESG Policy is Now

Issues surrounding the climate and global warming are highly politicized in many regions, with everyone from Hollywood starlets to Presidential candidates taking up firm positions on the topic. But no matter where your personal beliefs surrounding these controversial issues happen to fall, one thing is clear: issues related to the environment and sustainability are an… Continue reading The Time to Create an ESG Policy is Now

Understanding ESG Governance

In today’s eco-conscious world, sustainability matters. It matters to all stakeholders from employees to clients along with investors and everyone else in between. In fact, recent years have seen a distinct movement toward sustainable investments. This, in turn, prompted the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to develop the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria… Continue reading Understanding ESG Governance

Why the SEC’s New ESG Task Force Makes Managing ESG RIsks Even More Important

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Division of Enforcement announced that they would be creating a 22-person task force composed of members from the federal organization’s regional offices, headquarters and “specialized units.” The task force’s objective is to monitor climate- and ESG-related issues and companies’ compliance with… Continue reading Why the SEC’s New ESG Task Force Makes Managing ESG RIsks Even More Important

Mandatory ESG Reporting is Around the Corner

Developed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria is used to gauge a company’s sustainability and conduct risks. The data points that determine an organization’s sustainability are then documented in reports that are now considered mandatory. ESG reporting isn’t necessarily new, however, making these reports mandatory is!… Continue reading Mandatory ESG Reporting is Around the Corner

How to Decide Which Governance Risk and Compliance Tools are Right for Your Business

  Governance risk and compliance (GRC) is a multi-disciplined concept that holds the potential to affect nearly every aspect of a company’s operations. This includes compliance and regulatory matters, enterprise risk management, along with policies and procedures. A robust, well-thought-out GRC strategy is essential for success in today’s ever-evolving business world. But regardless of how… Continue reading How to Decide Which Governance Risk and Compliance Tools are Right for Your Business

Governance, Risk and Compliance 2022 & Beyond

  Risk is everywhere, especially for modern businesses. Now, understanding that there is risk associated with everything is paramount to risk management. Everything from the core of your business to what your employees do outside of work constantly gets scrutinized. Thus, more often than not, business owners find themselves mitigating risks instead of acting in… Continue reading Governance, Risk and Compliance 2022 & Beyond