We sat down with PwC's global reporting leader to understand how companies can close the gap between investor expectations and their climate progress.
PwC recently conducted research based on our most recent Global CEO Survey and Global Investor Survey to understand a key question: how much alignment is there between company leadership and the expectations of investors on ESG issues? The results were insightful, and might even surprise you.
This week, Heather Horn was joined by Nadja Picard, PwC Global Reporting Leader, to break down the results and discuss the differing expectations between CEOs and investors. They also address how CFOs and their teams can help companies better meet investor expectations on sustainability.
In this episode, you’ll hear discussion of:
  • 1:36 - The research: What the data from the Global Investor Survey and CEO Survey says
  • 15:14 - Where there may be gaps in what investors are expecting, and the importance of creating a strategy to progress in closing the gaps
  • 22:08 - How companies are embedding sustainability reporting in their processes and systems
  • 32:30 - How CFOs and their organizations are leading in communicating progress on climate
  • 38:06 - The reporting landscape: A look at other important sustainability topics (besides climate) that will drive action
  • 42:16 - Final advice for companies looking for better alignment with investor expectations
About our guest
Nadja Picard is PwC’s Global Reporting Leader. In this role, she leads PwC’s global initiative to help clients transform their corporate reporting to meet investor and stakeholder demands for trusted and assured reporting beyond financial reporting. Nadja also advises companies on the accounting, corporate reporting, and investor relations requirements in advance of capital markets transactions, especially IPOs.
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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