A huge congratulations to our Chair, Victoria Ashplant for her new role as Director PwC Global Reporting, ESG Reporting and Assurance - Strategy and Embedding. Very fortunate to have someone of Victoria's caliber leading the Braemar Charitable Trust team. Learn more about Victoria's new role below.
Reporting is often described as telling a story. Starting a journey on ESG reporting is confronting, unveils hard truths or uncertain futures. Those conversations are equally enlightening. If done with meaning, and courage to defy unsustainable practices, ESG often creates a story of opportunity for an organisation - one that's really compelling.Entities need to have an ESG reporting strategy to articulate what drives their ESG story and is of most value measuring. You will know if those reporting measures are going to be meaningful, if their disclosure, especially disclosures of 'hard truths', will then refocus towards some brilliant tech, product or process advancements, cross-collaborations, and positive behaviour change that lifts and protects those same things worth measuring. Our industry strives for the same; across standard setters, industry bodies and service providers we can support ESG reporting frameworks and standards or metrics that give trust and confidence, and encourage action. Then it's a journey of bridging the gap through transformation and embedding.After a career-shift this week, I get to do this all the time with PwC Global Reporting. The work we do will strengthen our ESG Reporting and Assurance offering across the global network to help our clients define ESG reporting strategy, implement plans, embed and report, all underpinned by data, technology and assurance ready systems.