Su Rim, CPA, and Kristi Staley, CPA, discuss the rise of ESG and what it means for CPAs and their clients

As environment, social and governance (ESG) continues to receive increasing attention from businesses, advisers are being sought after for support. “CPAs are in a position to embrace the opportunity to better serve their clients,” state BPM Senior Manager Su Rim and Director Kristi Staley in the California CPA magazine article.

In the article, Staley and Su respond to such questions as:

  • How will ESG impact be measured?
  • What could ESG standards and reporting cost companies?
  • How are you advising clients regarding ESG practices and adhering to standards?
  • How would you like to see ESG evolve?
  • What would an ESG accounting standard look like and what benefits would it bring?

Our ESG practice co-leaders share their perspectives on the state of ESG as it relates to the accounting profession. Read the full article, “The Rise of ESG: Investing in the Change Clients Want to See in the World,” in the December 2022 issues of California CPA magazine.


Your organization can benefit from BPM’s expertise as a full-service tax, accounting and advisory firm. Our teams work in collaboration to ensure our clients have access to all services under one roof. Whether you need support in beginning your ESG journey, ESG assurance to establish trust and confidence in your ESG disclosures or assistance in developing a DEI strategy, BPM is ready to be your partner in maximizing your impact.