Who at a company should be responsible for ESG data and reporting?
Who is asking for it?
Who are your key stakeholders?
This varies from each organization depending on size and resources. Whether ESG is owned by a sustainability lead, investor relations, finance, legal, communications in larger companies, all these stakeholders are involved in the process and there are always multiple other individuals and functions that own parts of your ESG data. In smaller companies it’s all hands-on deck for every aspect.
It has evolved from institutional investors requiring more due diligence before investing in publicly traded companies, and now includes your banks, insurance companies, customers, governments, employees, and all your stakeholders.
Everyone important to the continued success of your company.