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The Year Ahead: 2024 in ESG Trends

As we look to the future and a new year, the Good.Lab team curated this new list of nine key ESG trends to watch for in 2024. We can’t see into the future, but we’ll try! From ESG standards converging to renewed focus on climate risks, here are some of our best predictions for what’s […]

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Why CPAs Need to Pay Attention to the Fast-Changing ESG Regulatory Landscape

My Takeaways from the CPA.com ESG Symposium The second annual AICPA and CPA.com ESG Symposium brought together top ESG leaders to exchange ideas and discuss the accounting profession’s critical role within the ESG category and the growing opportunity for ESG services. The event furthered CPA.com’s efforts to enable accounting firms to understand the ESG landscape better and […]

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ISSB Reporting Standards: Companies & Investors Welcome Clarity in Sustainability Disclosures

The recently released International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) reporting standards for sustainability and climate-related disclosures marks a huge milestone in the evolution of global ESG and sustainability reporting. The standards are the culmination of a multi-decade effort to help companies integrate sustainability impacts into their finances, bringing order to the messy landscape of ESG disclosure […]

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Accelerating Success in Your ESG Practice

The growing influence of ESG is unmistakable. ESG-related assets are set to make a fifth of global assets under management by 2026. Most investors (76%) claim that they will stop investing in non-ESG products in the next two years, and 70% of US CEOs claim that their ESG program improves their financial performance. It is […]

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Navigating ESG Frameworks and Standards: What you need to know to get started on ESG

Navigating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting can, at times, become a frustrating labyrinth of acronyms, surveys, standards, and ratings mixed in with hundreds of ESG criteria, which constantly change. It’s incredibly challenging to know where to start with reporting frameworks and competing ESG disclosure standards. Although ESG reporting is still in its infancy, the […]

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The SEC’s Final Climate Rule: Your Guide To Compliance

After a two-year wait, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has officially passed a groundbreaking climate disclosure rule that sets a clear course for business sustainability efforts and provides decision-useful climate risk disclosures to investors. The finalized rule was voted through 3-2 on Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 and will require companies listed on the […]

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10 ways companies benefit from a fractional Chief Sustainability Officer

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) expectations are increasing rapidly. Disclosure and reporting are more pressing than ever – 90% of S&P 500 index companies now publish sustainability reports – which will likely increase under new SEC leadership. Technology industry leaders like Google, Salesforce, Microsoft, Amazon have publicly committed to ambitious targets across a range of […]

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Environmental, Social, And Governance Predictions For 2023

With 2022 coming to an end, Good.Lab’s ESG team has been thinking about the trends and technologies that will shape the coming year. Accordingly, we are pleased to share our 2023 ESG predictions. We expect to see a continued focus on corporate ESG and further mainstreaming of ESG reporting standards and metrics. Below, you will […]

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Why ESG is here to stay 

State of ESG  It’s not just because of our industry that I firmly believe Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is here to stay; across industries, geographies, and company sizes, organizations have been allocating more resources toward improving ESG performance. More than 90 percent of S&P 500 companies now publish ESG reports in some form, as […]

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2022 AICPA and CPA.com Startup Accelerator Video: Meet Good.Lab

The accounting and finance profession will continue to adapt to change through regulatory compliance, task automation, blockchain, and more. In this video, hear from Good.Lab CEO Andries Verschelden how they’re innovating to enable accounting firms to stay ahead of the curve and provide client-centric services.

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Understanding the Materiality Assessment – and why it’s the essential first step in your ESG journey

What is Materiality in ESG Materiality, in environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), refers to the business importance, financial significant, and stakeholder value of a specific ESG topic. Understanding materiality is a critical early component in crafting a lasting and successful ESG strategy for your company. The ESG Materiality Assessment is the exercise that helps your […]

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The impact of the Climate Bill (Inflation Reduction Act) on mid-market companies

In case you missed it, over the weekend, the U.S. Senate passed a major climate bill known as the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. This bill is a once in a generation opportunity for decisive action in the battle against climate change and we’re celebrating what is already being heralded as, “the single most important […]

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