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FRV podcast: ESG Top 5 for the year-end

12.17.2021 | Duration: 18:42

We discuss our picks this reporting season, including SEC scrutiny, climate competence, and preparing for the future.

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Podcast overview

Maura Hodge, KPMG IMPACT Audit Leader, and Julie Santoro, Department of Professional Practice, share their personal Top 5 themes ahead of the 2021 reporting season.


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Podcast contents

  • 00:30 - Introductions and acronyms alert (see quick reference guide below)
  • 01:00 - #1 The International Sustainability Standards Board and US relevance
  • 04:30 - #2 The potential effects of climate risk on your financial statements
  • 08:10 - #3 Climate competence at different levels of the organization
  • 11:30 - #4 SEC scrutiny
  • 14:20 - #5 The four Es to preparing for future success: educate, establish, engage, explore
  • 17:10 - Recap and resources

Quick reference guide to acronyms

COP26 – 2021 United Nations climate change conference that was held in Glasgow in November

CDSB – Climate Disclosure Standards Board – an initiative of CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project)

IASB Board – International Accounting Standards Board

IOSCO – International Organization of Securities Commissions

ISSB – International Sustainability Standards Board

SASB – Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

TCFD – Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

WEF – World Economic Forum

VRF – Value Reporting Foundation (which houses the Integrated Reporting Framework and the SASB Standards)

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Meet our team

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Maura Hodge
KPMG Sustainability Reporting Leader, KPMG US
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Julie Santoro
Partner, Dept. of Professional Practice, Sustainability, KPMG US

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