PKF O’Connor Davies Enhances Environmental, Social, and Governance Services Amid Growing Demands for Formalized Programs Across Industries

Firm expands strategic solutions for establishing and evaluating ESG programs and demonstrating and documenting impact

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax, and advisory firms, today announced that it has expanded and formalized its management advisory services focused on Environmental, Social, and Governance initiatives for clients in a wide variety of industries and specialties. Building on its proven attest strategies for sustainability and impact reporting, the Firm has established several solutions to support clients in their efforts to establish and expand ESG initiatives. The Firm’s new offerings solve a growing need for organizations of all kinds to engage with customers, employees, investors, and other stakeholders and demonstrate that they’re dedicated to addressing the  social and environmental challenges facing the world.

“What started as a disparate set of reactive activities has blossomed into a significant area of focus for many companies as they adapt to meet growing demands in the ESG space,” said Joshua Burgher, Principal at PKF O’Connor Davies. “In addition to our proven attest services, we’ve created a number of new initiatives to help clients formalize their ESG and sustainability efforts and demonstrate their proven impact. From evaluating current efforts and impact to establishing a comprehensive ESG program, we can support clients at all stages of their ESG journeys.”

PKF O’Connor Davies has a deep history in the ESG space, having launched services years ago with a diverse and expansive client base. Today, the Firm offers a formalized approach to the evaluation and implementation of sustainability services for organizations at all stages of their ESG program development. The expanded services assist companies in engaging with stakeholders, setting goals, adopting standards, establishing measurement criteria, and demonstrating results to track progress of ESG objectives.

The expanded services include the Impact Quickscan assessment, which evaluates the current state of an organization’s social and environmental impacts and informs the development and implementation of impact programs. The Impact Quickscan serves as a starting point for strategies and recommendations to enhance and expand initiatives.

“While the regulatory environment around sustainability and impact is far behind that of stakeholder expectations, organizations should not delay in prioritizing and investing in ESG programs,” said Marc Rinaldi, Partner-in-Charge of PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, Financial Services, Director of Family Office Investments, and CEO of O’Connor Davies Administration, LLC. “Our experts can provide organizations with a centralized view of their ESG impact now in order to satisfy stakeholder expectations today and position themselves well in the future as new requirements develop.”

Located throughout the East Coast, PKF O’Connor Davies has 14 offices in six states and continues to expand through organic growth and acquisitions. It has supported this growth with a strategic combination of promoting from within coupled with an ongoing focus on top-tier external hires.