The recent survey conducted by PWC indicated that hiring and retaining talent has been on the top of the minds of CFOs. Approximately 83% of all CFOs surveyed indicated that talent management is one of the primary drivers of company growth in the next year.
The SEC’s proposed climate disclosure rule looms in the background, requiring companies to disclose their GHG emissions as part of the periodic filings. Interestingly, only 25% of CFOs surveyed indicated they had taken inventory of their carbon emissions. Nearly one-third of CFOs indicated that they have not yet started developing their carbon reduction strategy. Almost 50% of CFOs surveyed are capitalizing on digital transformation projects. Clearly, the challenges faced by CFOs and the reporting professionals who support them in this new world have evolved beyond just the finance and accounting functions, including matters related to ESG and digital transformation.
With the expanded roles and responsibilities of CFOs and reporting professionals, how does this professional group keep up to date with emerging trends in ESG and regulatory requirements whilst still maintaining their ‘day jobs’ of managing the reporting function and finances of the company?
Monitor Trending ESG Topics with idaciti ESG Disclosure Research Platform
We, at idaciti, can help with this challenge. We have set up a set of Disclosure Research cards that update every 10 minutes to pick up ESG-related metrics and reporting topics from filings and CSR reports that CFOs and reporting professionals track.
Employee Training Hours
For example, if you want to see how peer companies use employee training to attract and maintain talent, here is a research card.
Net-Zero Emissions Commitment Analysis
If you are drafting your company’s net zero commitment and want to quickly research how and where your peer companies are discussing their net zero commitment and the target year, here is another research card.
SEC Comment Letters on Climate-Related Disclosures
In addition, as climate disclosures become more prominent in the SEC filings, these very disclosures also run the risk of being scrutinized and questioned by the SEC. How do you avoid the same pitfalls as your peers who have received SEC Comment Letters on their climate-related disclosures? More importantly, how did they respond to the SEC’s request for more clarification on the climate-related disclosures? This research card provides some practical examples.
Manage Your Responsibility without Wasting Time on Tedious and Manual Research
Our job is to make the lives of CFOs and their teams easier to have this type of actionable research served to them without a significant investment of their time and effort to chase down these practical examples from the enormous amount of disclosures. Given the increased challenges faced by this group of professionals, our mission is to give them back the critical time they need to focus on their continuously increasing roles and responsibilities.