The role of Internal Audit in ESG in the Banking Sector
The report underscores the vital role Internal Audit plays in this ESG management.
The focus of this paper is to show how integrated thinking and reporting, effective internal control, enterprise risk management (ERM), and independent assurance provided by internal audit functions align to help organizations achieve their objectives and meet stakeholder expectations.
Risk Managers and Internal Auditors are needed for their expertise when it comes to anticipating the effect of double materiality. The two professions can also help the Board in the dialogue with relevant stakeholders. Companies should first assess their level of maturity in terms of overall approach to sustainability.