Springfield, Mo.-based IPA 100 firm BKD LLP (FY21 net revenue of $758.1 million) has launched a new ESG consulting practice to assist clients with their environmental, social and governance strategies and reporting.
The new practice will focus on areas including ESG strategy, policy and process development, reporting and analytics; climate-related risk reporting and scenario analysis; sustainability accounting advisory and automation; ESG IT system selection and implementation; and supply chain ESG management.
The ESG team will be led by new hire Dirk Cockrum, a managing director with the firm’s risk advisory services team. Before joining BKD, Cockrum held a senior leadership position and led the ESG program for one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America.
“Dirk has been an ESG innovator and industry leader for several years,” says Brian Matlock, national industry partner for BKD’s national commercial services group. “We are ecstatic that Dirk is now bringing this wisdom to BKD to assist our clients in creating, managing and reporting their ESG policies, programs and systems.”