Environmental, social, and governance pressures
Expectations regarding companies’ Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices continue to evolve. Investors and customers are increasingly putting pressure on companies.
At the same time, companies are coming forward with bold ESG commitments (e.g., to align with net zero), which often have accelerated timeframes and are often tied to executive compensation. These pressures, combined with an evolving standard-setting, regulatory, and internal control environment, can create risk for potential ESG fraud, misrepresentation, and costly litigation.