Addressing Environmental, Social and Governance Issues at the Boardroom Level

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues represent risks and opportunities that are not typically captured through traditional financial metrics. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t have a material impact on how a company performs. In fact, ESG issues are increasingly being addressed by the C-suite as more shareholders invest in socially-responsible funds and press organizations on how they are evaluating these risks.

Businesses can proactively address ESG issues by
following these steps:

  1. Evaluate material ESG risks relevant to your specific industry and organization
  2. Assess how these risks are currently addressed internally, among peers and against best practice guidelines
  3. Develop substantive policies to reduce material risks while capitalizing on business opportunities they may create
  4. Establish oversight procedures at the executive and board of director levels
  5. Disclose your ESG activities in public filings and create a plan for engaging with investors


Our Practice Leaders

Laura Wanlass

Partner & Head of Global Governance Consulting
Human Capital Solutions

Meredith Jones

Partner & Head of Environmental & Social Corporate Consulting
Human Capital Solutions


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