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For GPs, it’s Time for a New Perspective on ESG

For GPs, it’s Time for a New Perspective on ESG
February 9, 2021

Integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into the investment process is both celebrated and maligned in private equity. If you look across the industry, you see a lot of encouraging signs from general partners (GPs) taking important steps forward, but also a lot of opportunities for significant improvement beyond surface-level commitments that are unlikely […]

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IFRS Foundation Aims for Coherence, Not Complexity

IFRS Foundation Aims for Coherence, Not Complexity
November 6, 2020

As someone who started my career as a technical accountant and today leads a global sustainability accounting organization, I have been immersed in the world of financial reporting longer than I care to admit. In my view, the IFRS Foundation’s Consultation Paper on Sustainability Reporting is the most significant development in accounting standard-setting since the […]

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For Bank of America, Sustainability Isn’t an Either/or Proposition

For Bank of America, Sustainability Isn’t an Either/or Proposition
October 27, 2020

In July 2020, Bank of America published its first Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) report. In this Q&A with Neil Stewart, SASB’s Director of Corporate Outreach, Rudi Bless, Bank of America’s Chief Accounting Officer and a member of the SASB Foundation Board of Directors, shares the company’s strong focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) […]

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What Is the Connection Between SASB and the SDGs?

What Is the Connection Between SASB and the SDGs?
June 18, 2020

It has never been more clear that success in business depends on a thriving society and vice versa. Our work at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) is designed to illuminate and account for the important interconnections between the two. That’s why, in response to growing investor interest, we recently mapped SASB standards to the […]

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