#026: What is ESG Reporting And Why Does It Matter with Dennis McGowan

ESG is the acronym for Environmental Social Governance. In this episode, Tom and Phil are joined by Dennis McGowan, CPA and Senior Director at The Center For Audit Quality. Dennis talks about what ESG reporting is, why it’s important, and why every industry should be paying attention to it. He discusses standard frameworks that companies use for reporting, and how reporting could change in the future.

Highlights:

0:56 What is ESG?

3:13 Why is ESG important?

7:57 Why investors are interested in ESG information

9:36 How public companies report their ESG information

12:58 Common frameworks used for reporting

16:38 Trends in ESG reporting

18:52 Why the oil and gas industry should be paying attention to ESG reporting

25:56 What the future of ESG reporting could look like

About Dennis McGowan:

Dennis J. McGowan, CPA is a Senior Director, Professional Practice at the Center for Audit Quality. His duties include leading technical and policy-oriented projects to identify, develop, and seek consensus on issues affecting the public company auditing profession. This includes drafting comment letter responses to regulators, developing thought leadership publications, engaging with stakeholders, and responding to technical inquiries.

Before joining the CAQ, McGowan served as a Senior Manager at PwC, where he specialized in auditing public and private asset management companies, broker dealers, and private equity funds.

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About COPAS:

COPAS provides expertise for the oil and gas industry through the development of Model Form Accounting Procedures, publications, and education. We are a forum for the active exchange of ideas which result in innovative business and accounting solutions.

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