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AccountAbility CEO Sees ESG Metrics as Key Predictors of Corporate Financial Health


AccountAbility, a reputable global ESG Consulting and Standards firm with a three-decade history of guiding leaders to build better companies, is pleased to announce that CEO Sunil (Sunny) A. Misser recently participated in an exclusive interview with Nareit, the worldwide a good representation voice for REITs and listed real estate companies with an interest in U.S. Real Estate and Global Capital Markets. 

Mr. Misser discussed the newest trends in ESG practises, as well as the changing landscape of corporate sustainability, in the interview. Mr. Misser’s ESG forecasts and patterns were used to frame this. Notable is the consolidation and standardisation of ESG frameworks and standards at the highest level, as well as the considerable shift in which ESG measurements are used alongside financial metrics. 

“There has been standardisation and consolidation of ESG Standards, Frameworks, Reporting, and Disclosure.” ESG metrics are already becoming commonplace in business. “With this, ESG metrics will be used not only to report and disclose a company’s financial health, but also to predict it,” says AccountAbility CEO Sunil (Sunny) A. Misser. 

Mr. Misser elaborated on emerging ESG Trends that are shaping the corporate agenda, including the impact of geopolitical disruption across all facets of the global economy: disruption of supply chains, cost of capital, managing inflation, access and cost of energy, and clear direction of monetary policy. Businesses will need to respond to the New “G” (Geopolitics) in ESG while maximising resilience to macro shocks and prioritising uninterrupted service delivery. 

Corporate boards have long been important in establishing an organisation’s culture, beliefs, and business practices. The structure of Boards is changing right now. Mr. Misser discussed this tendency, as well as the rise of Boards that would be purpose-built with diversity of thought (rather than merely diversity of colour) sitting alongside gender, socioeconomic, professional, and cultural backgrounds as key to effective, future-focused Boards. 

These emerging trends, as detailed in the AccountAbility 7 Sustainability Trends 2023 Report, along with the economic factors affecting specific geographies and industries, highlight the importance of companies integrating sustainability into their core business strategies in order to remain competitive and resilient in today’s rapidly evolving global market. 

The AccountAbility 7 Sustainability Trends 2023 – Highlights 

The Net Zero Landscape: In the face of an unprecedented amount of net zero promises, what are the risks for those who fail to act and the potential for enterprises to lead?  

Stakeholder Activism is Increasing: As businesses face increased pressure to take a stand and demonstrate tangible progress on a variety of ESG concerns, how can leaders best reconcile this with the imperative to maximise shareholder value?  

Geopolitics: The New “G” in ESG: In an era of increasingly globalised corporate operations, how can organisations confront the outsized role that the new G (Geopolitics) is playing in the business landscape?

Next-Generation ESG Disclosure and Reporting: From Voluntary to Mandatory ESG Disclosure is expected to focus more attention on business sustainability disclosure practises. How will these changes affect ESG reporting?  

The Path to a Sustainable Value Chain: How might the incorporation of sustainability standards into supplier networks encourage organisational shifts towards a more context-aware and competitive value chain?  

Nature-based assets will drive valuations: What strategies should businesses take to attain nature-based performance goals as nature-based assets are increasingly recognised for their important impact on valuations?