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Disclosure Standards and Frameworks: What's it all Mean to Stakeholders?

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At the core of ESG is disclosure. The difficult question for companies is what standards and frameworks to use and do the metrics used adequately represent an individual company’s assessment of relevant disclosure material? The policy goal of regulating climate and other ESG disclosures is an attempt at providing investors and other stakeholders with consistent, comparable, and reliable data that may be used to make informed investment and other types of decisions.

Currently, there are a number of different standard and framework setters including those created by government agencies, non-government entities, and developed through specific sectors of industry.

Who are the leading standard and framework setters and what is their role in providing relevant information to the public? In answering these broad questions, BPC will help shed some light on these organizations and the complicated factors that go into setting standards.

Featured Participants

Eric Hespenheide
Chairman of the Board of Directors, GRI

Granville Martin
Head of US Policy and Outreach, SASB

Christine Martin
Vice President of Public Affairs and Sustainability at PPL Corporation, and EEI’s ESG Committee Co-Chair

Curtis Ravenal
Senior Advisor to Former Bank of England Governor; Finance Advisor and UN Special Envoy, TCFD

Read their full bios.

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