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Global Report: 2024 ESG Practitioner Survey

Global Report: 2024 ESG Practitioner Survey

Published 05-01-24

Submitted by Workiva

Workiva 2024 ESG Practitioner Survey. Finance, sustainability, risk and audit professionals' perspectives on a new integrated reality.

New Survey Finds Companies Planning to Voluntarily Comply With the CSRD

Released today, the 2024 ESG Practitioner Survey polled more than 2,000 people involved in corporate reporting, including sustainability, finance and accounting, and internal audit professionals across North America, Europe, and Asia. Highlights from the report include:

  • 81% of companies not subject to the European Union’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive still intend to comply. 
  • 78% of practitioners say three or more internal teams are involved in their company’s ESG reporting processes, up from 71% in 2023. 
  • 88% of respondents agree obtaining assurance over ESG data increases the likelihood that a company will achieve its goals. 
  • 92% of companies are investing in technology to improve collaboration among reporting teams.

Commissioned by Workiva, the ESG Practitioner Survey is an annual survey conducted by an independent research firm to assess practitioners' alignment on the challenges and opportunities facing corporate sustainability, including global regulation, integrated reporting, and generative AI.

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