Strategy

ESG is Changing the Boardroom Climate

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“Regardless of the moral imperative, corporate leaders are recognizing the potential investment, regulatory, and legal risks of doing nothing when it comes to addressing issues like climate change, diversity and inclusion, or corporate transparency.”

The Modern Board: Corporate boards need a new mindset

“Leaders must now mitigate and manage a broader set of risks while no longer being judged merely by their bottom-line performance or on the quality and price of their products. They must also meet a higher standard of conduct, in their environmental and social impact; their corporate governance; and in their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.”

ESG Initiatives Allow Companies to Stand Out

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There’s no question that investors are increasingly examining companies through the lens of non-financial factors. It stands to reason that businesses without ESG concern do nothing to attract employees wanting to make a positive difference in the world through their work.