With new climate-related disclosure rules in the making, the Securities and Exchange Commission has signaled greater enforcement ahead of environmental, social, and governance disclosures. For public companies, these developments signal the most significant overhaul of ESG reporting requirements in two decades. Even though the proposed rules have yet to be adopted, and face all but certain legal challenges thereafter, the SEC climate-related disclosure rules represent a growing global business push for more consistent, transparent ESG reporting standards by companies. Read More
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In the early 1900s, writer Upton Sinclair shocked American consumers with depictions of the meatpacking industry, and food safety regulations followed. Today, customers and investors aren’t focused simply on bare-bones regulations, but on more expansive efforts that further strengthen the bottom line, protect assets, and minimize employee turnover. Health and safety concerns are evolving from mere compliance to proactive measures that enhance wellness across the supply chain and benefit recruitment and retention. Read the full report.
AI can help decision makers absorb and prioritize incoming data, and identify the most critical needs to act upon or, in the case of a natural disaster, determine where to start. This ability to integrate data from disparate sources, and the accompanying insight it can give into prioritizing action, can be likened to credit card fraud prevention: AI software detects unusual patterns and helps card providers warn consumers of potential issues in real time, so they can act to avoid an undesirable outcome later. Read the white paper.