Companies have been slowly realizing that ESG is good for business – from maintaining market share and brand equity among their customers to attracting and retaining talent. Now BlackRock’s actions bring forth perhaps one of the most material reasons to prioritize ESG issues: They’ve become core investment criteria for the world’s largest asset management firms. What does this mean for the publicly traded companies and the boards that oversee ESG issues, particularly during the complex and evolving COVID-19 environment?
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In this episode, Denny Marie Post discusses lessons learned as a CEO and how that experience has helped inform her decisions as a board member.
With heightened investor and stakeholder pressure, the COVID pandemic, and increased attention to global inequality and climate change, boards are feeling more pressure than ever to communicate progress on ESG issues. Yet proliferating frameworks and standards threaten both confusion and “analysis paralysis.”
In this episode, Jim Heim addresses the current state of ESG and compensation integration and offers a look at what’s to come.
From rethinking committee structures to navigating COVID-19, change, and ESG expectations, boards had a lot on their plates in 2020. Governance expert and former general counsel/corporate secretary Doug Chia shares his observations and recommendations.
SASB, TCFD, GRI – keeping up with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) frameworks can feel like swimming in a bowl of alphabet soup. This is exactly what the World Economic Forum’s new ESG metrics were designed to address. We recall the IBC origin story along with their progress toward streamlined, transparent, consistent and comparable ESG disclosures via a framework that integrates financial and ESG reporting.