Environmental, Social and Governance

“Climate Change is Accelerating, Bringing the World ‘Dangerously Close’ to Irreversible Change” (New York Times, January, 2021)

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors are being used increasingly by the investor community to assess the sustainability and risk profile of companies. ESG considerations can have a range of impacts on an organization’s financial performance and underlying shareholder value. Multiple bodies of research point to a positive correlation between financial performance and strong corporate ESG policies and practices.

Whereas Governance factors have been a feature of the corporate agenda for the longest time, it was in 2020 when we saw long standing Social issues such as racial and other inequalities being firmly thrust onto board and executive committee agendas around the world.

And on the Environmental front, we are witnessing planet earth on an accelerated path to increasingly intense climate-related events at the same time as our window of opportunity to remedy the situation and act to avoid widespread economic, physical and social dislocation and devastation is rapidly closing.

ESG diagram Environmental Social Governance

Environmental aspects include how a business performs as a steward of our natural environment, and includes:

Social aspects consider how a company treats people, and includes:

Governance addresses how a corporation governs and polices itself, and includes :

Environmental Risks

Environmental Risks

Find out more about why climate change is a source of significant risk to global financial stability, here

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Social Risks

Help your organization get ahead of the increasing pressures to be aware of, to demonstrate and display your social credentials, here

Governance Risks

Governance Risks

Ensure your organization is on the path towards strong company governance structures that will drive value-creation, here