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A Finance Department Data Strategy for ESG Compliance

Posted by Robert Kugel on Oct 31, 2022 3:00:00 AM

Sensitivity to environmental, social and governance issues – or ESG – has grown over the years and with it, increasing attention by some investors and government entities urging organizations to measure and disclose ESG metrics. 

The discussion about ESG reporting is now focused on high-level issues such as what data to gather, how to use it in reporting, and perhaps how to manage the disclosure process properly. 

In this brief video, Ventana Research SVP and Research Director Robert Kugel outlines a data strategy for FP&A teams to address related ESG compliance. 

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Topics: Office of Finance, Financial Performance Management, ERP and Continuous Accounting, digital finance

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Robert Kugel

Written by Robert Kugel

Rob heads up the CFO and business research focusing on the intersection of information technology with the finance organization and business. The financial performance management (FPM) research agenda includes the application of IT to financial process optimization and collaborative systems; control systems and analytics; and advanced budgeting and planning. Prior to joining Ventana Research he was an equity research analyst at several firms including First Albany Corporation, Morgan Stanley, and Drexel Burnham, and a consultant with McKinsey and Company. Rob was an Institutional Investor All-American Team member and on the Wall Street Journal All-Star list. Rob has experience in aerospace and defense, banking, manufacturing and retail and consumer services. Rob earned his BA in Economics/Finance at Hampshire College, an MBA in Finance/Accounting at Columbia University, and is a CFA charter holder.