We unpack key ESG-related findings and themes from the 2022 global investor survey.
This month, PwC released its 2022 Global Investor Survey, covering a range of topics from investor priorities to the continued focus on ESG. In this week’s special episode, Heather Horn was joined by Hilary Eastman, PwC’s Head of Global Investor Engagement, to unpack the survey’s findings, including key areas of focus of those who invest in US companies.
In this episode, our guests discuss:
  • 1:54 - The objectives of the 2022 investor survey and background on the population of investors included
  • 7:54 - What investors view as their top priorities in selecting investments
  • 11:04 - The top threats investors believe will affect profitability in the near term
  • 13:06 - Investor views on companies’ effectiveness in addressing and reporting on their top priorities
  • 19:10 - Why ESG continues to be a key area of focus
  • 26:58 - The factors that drive investor confidence in sustainability reporting
  • 33:42 - Next steps for listeners as they consider the investor survey results
For more information on proposed ESG rules, read our In the loop, ESG reporting: Preparing for tomorrow's rules today.
About our guest
Hilary Eastman leads global investor engagement at PwC and has extensive experience advising on ESG reporting strategy. She manages the firm’s relationships with the investment community in the UK and globally. In her role, Hilary works with investors and analysts to get their views on a variety of corporate reporting and governance matters to help companies improve their reporting to the capital markets.
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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