PrimeGlobal CEO Steve Heathcote recently sat down with Rob Brown to discuss PrimeGlobal's upcoming Environmental Social Responsibility Insights Panel Discussion. Watch the full interview below to learn more about the importance of ESR and ESG initiatives. 

Environmental and social responsibility issues are steadily creating significant opportunities for accounting professionals. The public awareness of the existential threat of climate change has sharpened dramatically over the pandemic. US President Joe Biden has signed a series of executive orders designed to address climate change and a summit of world leaders will be held on 22 April on Earth Day.

Polls consistently show employees expect their firms to commit to better environmental policies and sustainability, with three quarters of workers wanting their workplace to improve its sustainability policies. To retain and attract staff, firms need to demonstrate that they are committed to improving their environmental impact.

Demand is rising for ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) reporting and opportunities for firms include helping their clients implement processes which are sustainable, preparing sustainability reports and providing assurance over processes and controls. The need for such services is predicted to increase significantly in the next couple of years.

Please join our panelists of member firms and experts – on Earth Day - for a discussion on what steps you can take to ensure you are ready for these opportunities – understanding why it matters, what it looks like and how it connects to long term performance for your firm and clients.