When BlackRock informed clients of the firm’s commitment to help them on their journey of sustainable investing, it confirmed what many sustainability professionals already knew: mainstream investors believe that ESG metrics have a direct impact on risk and return. As such, integrating ESG initiatives into a company’s traditional financial reporting has become increasingly important for enterprises to keep their both retail and institutional investors happy.
This whitepaper highlights what companies need to be thinking about as they integrate ESG metrics with financial ones. For example, getting top-down commitment, performing a materiality assessment, and choosing the best reporting framework are a few areas to focus on. We hope it will help you navigate the complex challenges of incorporating sustainability into your business model.