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According to the 2024 State of Enterprise ESG & CSR Report, 62% of enterprise ESG leaders view regulatory compliance as their top challenge — and for good reason. The current reporting landscape seems up in the air as heads of ESG await impending changes to the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), California’s climate and greenwashing bills, and SEC, amongst others.  

As governments and regulatory bodies worldwide introduce new frameworks and tighten existing requirements, how do companies stay ahead of these changes to ensure compliance and maintain stakeholder trust? 

Members from the ESG & CSR Board, representing more than 150 large enterprises, share their preparation strategies in our Community Calls — professionally facilitated virtual discussions on top ESG issues. 

Community Calls: Facilitated virtual discussions on deep issues. 

As an ESG leader, you’re constantly managing the evolving regulatory landscape. The insights you gain from directly hearing about the experiences of someone in a role like yours, at companies of similar size and scale, are invaluable. They allow you to assess the effectiveness of your ESG program and provide practical advice for improvement. 

At the ESG & CSR Board, we streamline peer-to-peer benchmarking. We have over 500 members — all leaders exclusively working for top companies who can answer regulatory and reporting questions in 45-minute conversations.   

Here’s what you can expect from a Community Call:  

Professional Facilitation  

Our professional, full-time staff are specialists in facilitation and community management. They ensure that discussions are productive and focused on challenges that matter to you.  

Additionally, our facilitators are subject matter experts on ESG & CSR and guide conversation by asking questions that allow leaders to compare how they’re handling tough issues.  

For example, they regularly ask members where they are in promoting alignment and collaboration on regulations, an ongoing challenge for many. Members have presented many solutions, from creating an internal tracker to forming a governance system with the teams they work with. 

Leveraging these benchmarks and on-topic conversations allows brands at various program levels to quickly find the right approach to any issues they may be facing. 

Confidential, Candid, and Engaging 

Community Calls are 100% confidential, creating a safe space for members to engage in candid discussions.  

We use this safe space in several formats. 

Show & Share Conversations: give leaders a space to share the ins and outs of their programs. Professionals give personal presentations of their unique approaches to their work, followed by time for Q&A to directly inquire about their work. This has included conversations where members can show off their ESG reports, innovations they’ve found with social impact, and materiality assessments. 

Knowledge Shares: focuses on emerging challenges leaders are facing simultaneously, like Scope 3 process design for the future, TNFD and biodiversity reporting, and handling anti-ESG backlash. Here, everyone works together to figure out new regulations, strategies, or processes. 

Love It or Lose It: vendor reviews — and leaders don’t hold back. Save time and money vetting a tool for yourself by hearing in-depth experiences that peers have personally gone through with tools, vendors, and partners.  

Members Decide What We Talk About 

One of the unique aspects of Community Calls is that the members themselves set the agenda. We don’t waste any time with pre-planned or canned content. You ask the question, members have the answers, we’ll facilitate. 

We’re responsive to your needs. If there’s a pressing issue that requires immediate attention from the community, we’ll schedule a conversation with your peers quickly. This member-driven approach ensures that the discussions are always relevant and tailored to the immediate needs and interests of the participants.  

Learn More About Becoming an ESG & CSR Board Member and Join Upcoming Community Calls 

In a landscape of constant and complex regulatory changes, the ESG & CSR Board’s Community Calls offer a crucial platform for ESG leaders to stay ahead. By engaging in these professionally facilitated, confidential, and member-driven discussions, you can access a wealth of practical insights and shared experiences from peers facing similar challenges. This is a valuable investment of your time that can directly benefit your ESG initiatives.  

You don’t need more information. You need better information. Get answers from over 500 ESG and CSR leaders running programs like yours – who actually have the answers 

Learn more about becoming a member and join our upcoming Community Calls to start benefiting today. 

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