If you ever had the opinion that accountants were a pallid, homogenous crowd set in their ways, remove that image from your thoughts now. This afternoon's GRI Conference session on the shared future of accountants and environmental, social, and governance reporting (ESG) showcased a lively debate over what's on the horizon for reporting this coming decade. Six professionals across different continents generally agreed that their profession "gets it" . . . to a degree. They suggested, however, that accountants are frequently pulled into different directions by various stakeholders. And as the movement to intertwine financial and ESG reporting progresses, accountants face a host of challenges.