Thu. Jul 18th, 2019

Nasdaq’s Evan Harvey on the evolution of environmental, social and governance reporting

The director of company accountability for Nasdaq, Evan Harvey, got here to GreenBiz 19 to speak concerning the rise and worth of ESG information. With extra optimistic financial correlations being discovered between ESG efficiency metrics and all the pieces between charges of returns, expertise retention, much less insurance coverage danger, value of capital and different parts, Harvey notes, it seems like there’s “a sea change.” 

For Nasdaq, he says, the corporate needs higher information, is worried concerning the voluntary reporting mannequin, finds a scarcity of concord between frameworks, however is worked up to see the “teasing out of worth.”

His recommendation? “Do a materiality evaluation.”

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