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Read up on ESG policies, governance practices, rules, and regulations, as well as the latest reporting requirements and frameworks, to stay ahead of the curve.
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First Takes on the SEC Climate Disclosure Proposal

Now that the Securities and Exchange Commission has released its proposed rule for climate disclosures, Jonathan Gregory of The Hershey Co. and Steve Soter of Workiva offer their first take on what it all means for SEC and ESG reporting teams. Read more.
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SEC Climate Disclosure Proposal: What Business Leaders Need to Know and Do Next

The SEC has recently proposed new rules that would require public companies to include climate-related disclosures in their SEC filings. Join this on-demand webinar to hear Workiva and Persefoni discuss how to develop an effective ESG reporting strategy and how to simplify SEC forms with a single cloud solution.
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Tips for Laying Your Corporate Governance Foundation

As you begin laying the foundation for your corporate governance, there are some important items to consider. Whether you're a newly public company or just starting your journey to going public, it's time to consider your ESG process, and the automation and tools that will help you build an effective program.
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CFO Media Roundtable

Rewatch chief financial officers and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) leaders discuss the evolving ESG mandates facing multinational organizations and the new role CFOs will play in building a sustainable future for all.
Breaking News: Reactions to the announcement of the ISSB

The ISSB: A Game-Changer for ESG Reporting

The creation of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) during COP26 was big news within the world of ESG reporting. We look at why it’s important and what it means for businesses.
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The Fast and the Furiously Changing Future of ESG Frameworks

The Value Reporting Foundation has been a major voice in figuring out where environmental, social, and governance reporting is headed next. Neil Stewart of the foundation recently talked with the SEC Professionals Group’s ESG Reporting Committee. If you missed his comments, here’s a recap.
Unlock business value by exploring ESG materiality metrics and how to engage all stakeholders, including investors, customers, and employees, on progress toward ESG goals.

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Drive Trust with Connected ESG Reporting

Effective ESG reporting programs drive change and strengthen stakeholder trust. KPMG has teamed with Workiva to address ESG data collection, aggregation, data management controls, and reporting challenges. This partnership delivers deep industry knowledge and a platform to help you mature your ESG reporting program.
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Interactive ESG Guide: Materiality Assessment

Before tracking your organization's performance on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, use this guide as a customizable template for engaging with stakeholders and assessing (or updating) which ESG topics are material to them and your organization.
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How Innovation Will Unlock Authentic ESG and Stakeholder Capitalism

How can organizations introduce innovation to drive real business value—instead of simply managing ESG data? We dig into this topic and more with our Sr. Director of Environmental, Social & Governance at Workiva. Catch a replay of the session from The Economist’s Sustainability Week.
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Investors Demand ESG Data They Can Trust: Survey Results

Workiva commissioned a survey of individual investors to understand the industry’s attitudes on ESG. A closer look unveils why ESG reporting is becoming increasingly important for organizations, regardless of geography. See what else the study revealed.
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It’s Proxy Season, and All Eyes Are on ESG Reporting

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters are getting more face time at annual shareholder meetings. As proxy season rolls on, Workiva CEO Marty Vanderploeg, Senior Director of ESG Mandi McReynolds and Financial Services Industry Principal Arthy Kumar riff on their perspectives. Watch the video.
A Starter’s Guide to the Future of ESG Reporting

The High Stakes (and Critical Stakeholders) of ESG

While the SEC has yet to officially announce any new guidance regarding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosures, there are plenty of other stakeholders putting the pressure on. See how you can make sense of your ESG environment to meet the asks of investors, executives, and employees.

Delivering ESG Results

Discover best practices, by industry or across sectors, such as integrating ESG into risk management, financial services, or transition plans for the energy sector. Get ready to provide assurance on ESG reporting for net-zero commitments and beyond.
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Auditing ESG: Why Sustainability Reporting Needs Oversight

To help you understand how to strengthen the connection between siloed teams so you can minimise risk and drive value through your corporate stories, leaders will frame the main challenges and opportunities during this interactive discussion.
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How to Get Ahead of the ESG Reporting Revolution

Environmental, social, and governance reporting has been happening for years (by various names and initiatives), but it's never been more formalized—or important—than now. Join this webinar to discover how to embrace the ESG reporting revolution, choosing a framework, and managing this process in the Workiva platform to create meaningful reports that drive measurable growth.
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What SOX Can Teach Us About ESG

Sue King, partner at KPMG, shares her thoughts on SPAC and IPO transactions, 20 years of SOX, and lessons learned from SOX that we can apply to ESG.
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What the Financial Industry Is Asking About ESG Reporting

Leaders in the banking and financial services industries are blazing their own path to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting while regulators continue developing more detailed standards. Naturally, they have some questions. Read more.
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ESG Reporting 101

Learn what ESG reporting is, why it’s important, and how you can kick-start your organization’s own ESG reporting.
Bring ESG into the digital age by transforming your business with connected reporting to uncover insights for decision-making. Adopt next-gen technology for collaboration, automation, data analytics, iXBRL™ reporting, and benchmarking.

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CFO Media Roundtable: Get Ready Now for ESG Requirements

Chief financial officers have a leading role to play in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, speakers said at a CFO roundtable co-hosted by the U.N. Global Compact CFO Taskforce, New York Stock Exchange, and Workiva. Read Workiva CFO Jill Klindt’s main takeaways from the event.
Innovation Session from 2021 Sustainability Week: How Workiva Integrates ESG

2021 Sustainability Week: How Workiva Integrates ESG

Future-proof your ESG reporting—utilize innovative technology to drive real business value. Watch this session from The Conference Board’s 2021 Sustainability Summit to see how you can meet increased demands for integrated, transparent, and real-time ESG reporting.

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