The Sustainability Talent Gap in Finance

The Sustainability Talent Gap in Finance

FEI Financial Executives Foundation

As companies increasingly integrate sustainability metrics into their strategic planning, new regulations and investor demands emphasize the financial significance of such disclosures. To meet reporting needs, companies are relying on finance teams to enhance sustainability reporting capabilities, leveraging their financial expertise to establish controlled processes for transforming sustainability data into reportable metrics.

This report delves into the challenges finance teams encounter in sustainability reporting and their efforts to bridge the talent gap.

Key insights include:

  • More than 70% of companies are already disclosing scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions and are strengthening their processes to prepare for new SEC regulations.
  • 50% of responding companies have hired finance professionals in full-time sustainability reporting roles.
  • Almost 70% of responding companies named internal controls over sustainability reporting as a skill they are looking to fill right now.

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