BDOs Integrated Thinking And Reporting Journey Guide

January 2019

Stakeholders including customers, employees, investors and regulators are increasingly expecting organisations to demonstrate value creation and better risk minimization activities beyond what is available in traditional financial reports. These heightened expectations are supported by research and market evidence arguing that organisations which incorporate Sustainability metrics also known as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) into annual financial disclosures are able to realise additional benefits. These benefits include potentially lower insurance premiums and cost of capital due to a better risk management profile as well as tangibly demonstrating ESG issue management increasingly required in tenders and IPOs.