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In this episode, Kieron explains the strategic value to customers of new environmental, social, and governance (ESG) functionality that’s been added to Salesforce’s NetZero Cloud sustainability software.
00:39 — Salesforce has released a new ESG reporting module: the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Report Builder, an update to its NetZero Cloud sustainability management application. It’s been developed in alignment with the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation’s SASB framework.
01:04 — The SASB Report Builder enables organizations to automate the disclosure of critical ESG data, all surrounding the risk and opportunities determined by sustainability practices that could have a financial impact across cash flow, access to funds, or the cost of capital.
01:30 — The report builder’s pinpoint focus is important for customers doing ESG disclosures because the sheer volume of regulatory frameworks can overwhelm and even baffle some organizations — especially if this is their first pass at developing a reporting strategy. Salesforce is helping to slash the complexity of this critical business process.