Nicole Loher, a Sustainability/ESG Content Strategist & Writer at IOP, gave a keynote on the future of sustainability communications at @Zero100’s Forum 2023, an annual gathering of Chief Operating Officers and Chief Supply Chain Officers from the world’s largest companies — all of whom are at the forefront of building the next generation of global supply chains.
Leaving the event, Nicole had a few takeaways:
- Reporting structures may shift. While the future is unknown with the upcoming SEC regulations around reporting, these new guidelines will likely impact how companies decide to report.
- With that, we’ll see companies begin to hone their audiences for the reports they do publish, ultimately streamlining efforts.
- The next two years will be big “E,” or Environmentally-focused, years. While the “S” & “G” & have dominated reporting focus over the last few years, with regulation looming, many leaders are reprioritizing their focus.
- Whether it’s including for transparency or creating a stronger narrative around why your company focuses on one initiative over another, there’s always an opportunity to hone your sustainability story.