The 3 trends putting pressure on companies to begin Environmental, Social, and Governance. reporting

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CNBC: For public companies that haven’t yet committed to ESG reporting, it can be hard to know where to start. But the increasing pressure to participate—from regulators, politicians and investors— should leave no question about when to start: If you aren’t reporting ESG metrics yet, you are already behind.

“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22

A new report by the Nasdaq ESG Advisory Practice captures research on the ESG reporting trends of 800 leading global companies.

“The right time to start ESG reporting was yesterday” says Meagan Tenety, Senior Lead ESG Advisor at Nasdaq, who lead the report. “Today, if you don’t already have something in place either from a regulatory or shareholder’s perspective, you are at risk of being left behind.” The risk is particularly acute for small- and mid-cap companies, Tenety says. “We’re seeing a dearth in disclosure among a lot of companies under a $10 billion market cap. If these companies grow a little bit over the next couple of years, they could be in rough waters, particularly with investors.” Read More

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