We discuss the challenges of managing sustainability reporting obligations across multiple frameworks, and the steps companies can take to gain efficiency.
Companies subject to multiple sustainability reporting regulations are sorting through how best to meet each framework’s requirements in an effective and efficient manner. In this episode, host Heather Horn sits down with Valerie Wieman, PwC National Office Partner, to discuss the concepts of interoperability and equivalence across global sustainability reporting frameworks as well as the importance of a data-driven assessment.
In this episode, we discuss:
  • 2:31 – Defining the concepts of interoperability and equivalence
  • 3:29 – What a “data first” approach means when it comes to preparing for compliance
  • 4:51 – Overview of interoperability and equivalence in the major frameworks
  • 14:00 – Timing considerations across frameworks
  • 19:18 – Differences in scope and materiality among frameworks
  • 24:59 – Attestation and assurance requirements across frameworks
  • 31:29 – Getting started on compliance and how best to leverage interoperability opportunities

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About our guest
Valerie Wieman is a PwC National Office partner with over 30 years of experience. She helps lead the creation, development, and publication of our brand-defining thought leadership, with a focus on domestic and international sustainability requirements.
About our host
Heather Horn is the PwC National Office Sustainability & Thought Leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting, financial reporting, and sustainability matters. In addition, she is part of PwC’s global sustainability leadership team, developing interpretive guidance and consulting with companies as they transition from voluntary to mandatory sustainability reporting. She is also the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series.
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