Participants learned about the ESG reporting process and six steps to create a report during the second session of the Council’s 2021 ESG Certification Program, hosted by COO Molly Determan and Senior Advisor ESG, Sustainability & Energy Transition Andy Knapp.
The ESG Certification Program, the first of its kind in the energy services and technology sector, is now in its second year. The curriculum is designed to provide participants with ESG best practices and practical tips for the current and future environment.
“The Council sits at the unique intersection of ESG policy, advocacy and operations,” Knapp said. “Our members are embracing ESG work streams and metrics to deliver responsible and reliable energy.”
With ESG investment funds reaching $17 trillion worldwide in 2020 and expected to continue growing in 2021 and beyond, the Council is committed to making sure its members have access to the tools needed to address the concerns of ESG-centric investors. Last year, the Council established an online center to provide ESG information and best practices. Council CEO Leslie Beyer is leading discussion of core ESG and energy transition issues in many forums, including the Energy in Transition podcast, which features in-depth conversations with leading energy industry executives.
The Council’s ESG and Energy Transition committees priorities include working with the Biden Administration and Congress to develop clear, smart, achievable, and non-duplicative targets that are adaptable to address improving technology and heightened awareness of ESG issues.
The Council urges standardization and reducing duplicative efforts. Companies face confusion and an unwillingness to engage due to multiple reporting frameworks, key performance indicators, and competing metrics.
To learn more or get involved in the Council’s work on ESG, contact Senior Advisor, ESG & Sustainability Andy Knapp.
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