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The State of ESG & Sustainability Reporting – Challenges and Recommendations for 2025

Gain insight into the ever-changing ESG software market, learn from other companies' experiences, and get guidance on your future ESG strategy.

This study explores the following questions

  • Which ESG standard(s) or framework(s) are used for ESG reporting?
  • What are the most important drivers of ESG reporting?
  • What are the biggest challenges you encounter in running ESG reporting?

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ESG reporting is often a highly disruptive process and the typical motivation for undertaking it is not solely driven by legal requirements. It has become an essential tool for organizations aiming to maintain a positive image with their customers, employees, and business partners. Today, various organizational and technical approaches to ESG reporting implementation compete within organizations, resulting in diverse experiences, challenges, and outcomes.

This BARC study examines these developments and compares customer experiences across different geographic regions, organizational structures and technical implementations. This enables the extrac-tion of specific guidance and recommendations.

The study is based on a worldwide online survey of 235 respondents.

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