The 6 Elements You Need to Build Effective ESG
Your organization’s ESG framework must empower all stakeholders to drive sustainable policies and practices, to boost themselves and the communities they serve, and to set ambitious goals for both growth and enrichment of the world.
What makes an ESG framework work? The success of your organization’s program depends on six critical factors.Read more
ESG trends: improving and standardizing disclosure
The millennial generation is undeniably shaping and influencing investment decisions across the economy. Millennials are demanding a heightened focus on equity, racial justice and the environment. With this trend, the focus on valuation of social, environmental and governance (ESG) impacts is increasingly taking center stage while rapidly evolving in the process. Key institutional investors have embraced this trend as good business sense by making sustainability their new standard for investment.Read more
How Do You Verify Your ESG Quality?
While the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance reports that global sustainable investment reached $35.3 trillion in 2020, increasing 15 percent in the last two years and representing approximately a third of the total asset under management.Read more
ESG Confronts Regulatory ‘Wild West’
ESG frameworks differ from ESG standards, though the two are complementary. Frameworks provide broader guidance on how information is prepared, how it’s structured, and what topics are included in reporting. ESG standards make frameworks actionable by providing more detailed requirements and metrics within each topic.
Various ESG frameworks and accompanying standards exist from the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), among others. However, it’s challenging to compare companies’ ESG progress because they’re using an assortment of different frameworks and standards.Read more