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According to Accounting Today, the SEC has formed a Climate and ESG Task Force in its enforcement division to identify misconduct in environmental, social and governance reporting.


  1. How are accounting firms putting more emphasis on ESG issues?
  2. What initiatives are taking place in the area of standard setting?
  3. What has a recent study found about U.S. company progress in reporting non-financial information concerning ESG goals?
  4. What four U.S. companies rank in the bottom five of the study by the Global ESG Monitor?


Cohn, M. (2021) SEC creates task force to enforce ESG disclosures . Accounting Today, March 5 (Retrievable online at