Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

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Extending Beyond Financial Reporting
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)


Vision by Protiviti 

Drive investments, enhance employee experience, reduce operating costs and deliver reliable reporting

In recent years, environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues have been a growing priority for both public and private companies. Covid has not necessarily driven the standards, but the COVID-19 global pandemic has emphasized the need for setting sustainability standards. In the US, the SEC is also making ESG a priority for possible rule changes and additional disclosures along with other regulators and governments around the globe.
ESG reporting presents an opportunity for companies to share what they are doing to sustain the long-term value creation aligned with the interests of shareholders while also addressing the interests of customers, employees, suppliers and the communities in which they operate. Protiviti helps companies assess their current ESG activities and define a future-state, perform materiality assessments to identify material ESG topics and much more.

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  • Employee retention and satisfaction
  • Better understanding of stakeholder interests
  • Enhanced corporate brand
  • Ability to tell a more complete story of an organizations’ long term value creation efforts and alignment with key stakeholders
  • Potential for higher valuations
  • Stronger control environments and risk management
  • More attractive to investors
  • Increased revenue and decreased costs due to better management of natural resources


Protiviti supports organizations throughout their sustainability journey by offering a holistic and integrated approach, encompassing all of the following elements in order to help you Face the Future with Confidence.


Discovery & Strategy Setting

Define sustainability objectives and related strategic guidelines, assess the maturity of the sustainability program and understand material topics for the business and stakeholders.

  • Diagnostic & Capability Maturity Assessment
  • Macro-Trends, SWOT & Scenario Analysis
  • Competitive Benchmarking
  • Materiality Assessments
  • Corporate Policy Creation/Alignment
  • ESG Roadmap & Linkage to Strategic Plan
Data Management & Development

Identify data supporting the analysis of sustainability material topics and build the data collection, aggregation and validation process.

  • Data Management Assessment
  • Data Mining & Analytics
  • Data Validation Review
  • Security & Privacy Management
  • Process Automation
  • Software Services & Solutions
Performance & Reporting

Monitor the sustainability program objectives and report comprehensively and transparently of the organization’s ESG performances to stakeholders.

  • ESG Reporting
  • Framework Assessment
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Communication & Reporting
  • Report Drafting/Disclosure Assistance
  • Reporting Process Design
  • ESG Continuous Improvement
Governance & Risk Management

Design or enhance the governance framework to better address ESG risks and compliance requirements, as well as strengthen the internal control environment.

  • Sustainability Governance Design
  • Risk Governance Model
  • Regulatory Compliance & Remediation
  • ERM-ESG Integrated Approach
  • Sustainability Program Controls Assessment
  • Assurance Readiness
  • Third-Party Risk Management
  • Change Management

“In our latest Global Finance Trends Survey, 75% of respondents indicated they are having conversations with leadership and boards to develop ESG metrics for tracking progress.” Read more about CFO and Finance priorities and how finance leaders are viewing ESG.


Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)


World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)


Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO)