ESG Reporting and Governance

Embrace innovation and focus on the future with the necessary oversight of your ESG strategy and program.

Transparent ESG reporting and reliable governance are expectations in today’s market.

As sustainability programs and regulatory requirements evolve, governance takes on an increasingly important role in any organization’s future plans. ESG reporting and governance guide your purpose and align your business and portfolio to 21st century challenges.

Partnering with Protiviti’s sustainability experts provides a transparent view of risks and enables insights and better decision making to effectively manage the company and report results to stakeholders, even in times of fundamental change. Together, we will help you meet the governance and ESG reporting needs of your shareholders, directors, investors, employees, customers, vendors and all other stakeholders. We help you create useful data and reporting that drive key risk management decisions and ensure global regulatory requirements are met.

Research Guide

March 11, 2024

Sustainability: Frequently Asked Questions

The subject of sustainability continues to evolve and present challenges and opportunities for businesses. Protiviti has created a guide of frequently asked questions to provide helpful insight to help businesses navigate sustainability matters.

How We're Helping Our Clients

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ESG Reporting

Stakeholders expect more transparency from organizations in their disclosures. Effective reporting is key to the success of all ESG programs. We can help you establish or enhance your ESG reporting to facilitate better decision making within your organization.

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Data and Tools

ESG data can be overwhelming and complex. Processes in this area are traditionally neglected and manual in nature. We help you navigate through these complexities to find new processes and tools to successfully manage ESG data.

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Proper oversight is needed in the world of ESG. This includes setting the right policies, making sure roles and responsibilities are defined at the board level and across the three lines of defense, and effective KPIs and internal controls are in place.

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Risk Management

ESG needs to be integrated into your organization’s risk management processes. This includes making sure the right ESG risks are identified, monitored and reported for all stakeholders to make effective decisions.

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The regulatory landscape is constantly changing around the world and ESG is currently at the top of many new and emerging requirements. Firms need to stay updated on these regulations to avoid regulatory or legal risks.

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Technology Strategy

Technology is a key component in managing ESG. We provide solutions to lead your IT business while managing the risk and governance of execution and operations.


Our Approach

Strategy & Planning: Understand the organization, its sustainability maturity, context, competitors and stakeholders, and identify material topics. Based on this, define or update the ESG strategy and ambition level, and set up a roadmap and program management for achieving the sustainability targets.
Stakeholders & People: Define communication and interaction with external and internal stakeholders, such as employees, investors and civil-social groups. Continuously engage with the relevant stakeholders and meet their expectations in your daily doing.
Data Management & Tools: Identify relevant data for the analysis and management of material sustainability topics and build the data collection, aggregation, and validation processes. Select and establish tools for monitoring and managing sustainability in the organization and as basis for decision-making.
Operations: Assess, design, and implement capabilities that improve processes, reduce harmful emissions, and optimize material, water, and energy usage as well as supporting the achievement of value chain sustainability.
Performance & Reporting: Define and implement key performance indicators, dashboards and scorecards to monitor the organization's sustainability performance; provide comprehensive and transparent reporting to stakeholders; and excel in ESG indices, ratings and rankings.
Governance, Risk & Compliance: Strengthen and improve the organization's governance framework and compliance, risk and control management to ensure the organization manages its risks, complies with all relevant regulations and provides insights for improved decision-making.


Jaap Gerkes
Jaap Gerkes is a managing director at Protiviti The Netherlands. He is leading the ESG initiative and is part of the global ESG team. He advises clients on large multinational internal control projects and internal audit assignments such as IA transformation, ...
Andrea Vardaro Thomas
Andrea is a Managing Director in New York with expertise in strategic finance, financial planning and analysis, and reporting. She has more than 20 years of industry experience in various finance and accounting roles including divisional strategic finance, FP&A, ...
Steve Wang
Steve is a Managing Director with over 2 decades of experience in internal audit and sustainability reporting across different industries. Prior to joining Protiviti, Steve has worked with two public accounting firms: Deloitte & Touche and Arthur Andersen. Prior to ...
Karen Smith
Karen is a Managing Director of Enterprise Data & Analytics in the UK and has over 20 years experience in data both solutioning and delivering, primarily in financial services. 
Mark Carson
Mark is a transformational leader with global experience in driving and sustaining innovative, responsible business transformation and growth. Leader of business strategy, innovation, and operational excellence through data, analytics, and technology enablement across ...
Zachary S. Unger
Zack is a Managing Director in the Business Performance Improvement Solution in Protiviti’s Metro New York Region. Zack serves as the East Region Public Sector Lead and has been at Protiviti for over 15 years. During this time, Zack has supported numerous organizations ...