Sustainability without compromise – delivering long-term value in a fast-changing world
The Environmental, Social and Governance “ESG” agenda is about building sustainable, resilient, and purpose-led organisations. The ESG rating of a business is critical for investors and will determine who will do business with an organisation now and in the future. Yet, the score is only an outcome of what a business actually does. Data and transparency are critical to capture commitment to ESG and to articulate the resilience and sustainability of the organisation to stakeholders. But is ESG the same as ‘sustainability’ and ‘corporate responsibility’? Many organisations use ‘sustainability’, ‘corporate responsibility’ or ‘corporate social responsibility’ interchangeably to refer to strategies or programmes related to ESG activities. Acting on ESG issues was important before the pandemic and confronting these will be even more important after it. This seminar will consider the ESG journey across the business cycle as part of economic recovery.