We continue our human capital podcast series with an episode on human capital in ESG reporting.
Every Tuesday in February, Andreas Ohl, PwC’s Global ESG Technical Leader, will be taking over the podcast and talking all about one of a company’s most valuable intangible assets, human capital. He will discuss what it is and why it matters, how it’s treated in financial and ESG reporting, and how its value is reflected in deals.
In this episode, Heather Horn and Andreas are joined by Sheri Wyatt, a PwC sustainability specialist, to discuss how we are seeing companies communicate the value of human capital through ESG reporting.
In this episode, you’ll hear discussion of:
  • 7:24 - Best practices in ESG reporting today
  • 11:49 - The importance of using metrics that are tied to value creation in ESG reporting on human capital
  • 18:16 - How ESG reporting may bridge the gap in financial reporting (because this investment may not be on balance sheet)
  • 23:32 - Insights on human capital disclosures reported under the SEC’s current rule
  • 28:30 - Expectations on the future of human capital reporting considering proposals from the ISSB and EFRAG (CSRD) and the expected proposal from the SEC
  • 39:15 - Challenges and opportunities for companies in communicating the value of their workforce
Listen to earlier episodes in this series on the impact of recent demographic trends on the investment in human capital and how a company’s largest asset may not be on balance sheet. And stay tuned for one more episode in the series.
About our guests
Andreas Ohl is a partner in PwC's National Office focused on thought leadership, standard setting, and mergers and acquisitions under US GAAP and IFRS. In addition to his US responsibilities, he leads the sustainability topic team for the PwC global network. Andreas is chairman of the Business Valuation Standards Board at the International Valuation Standards Council, is a member of the working group that authored the AICPA's in-process R&D guide, and has served as a member of the FASB's Valuation Resource Group.
Sheri Wyatt is a partner in PwC’s Deals practice and a sustainability specialist who helps clients execute on their ESG reporting strategies, including how to navigate the evolving regulatory landscape both in the US and abroad. She has over 20 years of experience advising companies on the adoption of new accounting and financial reporting standards, from assessing current state through operationalizing compliance with new standards and policies.
About our host
Heather Horn is PwC’s National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series. With over 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
Transcripts available upon request for individuals who may need a disability-related accommodation. Please send requests to us_podcast@pwc.com.
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