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5 things a director must know about ESG

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David W Duffy

Founder & CEO - The Corporate Governance Institute
15th of September 2021 at 00:00 (GMT)
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Key Takeaways

Until recently, ESG criteria ranked well below financial performance in boardroom priorities.
Consumers are now demanding social and environmental commitments from businesses.
Consumers are now wielding the power of a hyper-connected populace to push for more sustainable corporate practices.
Companies are expected to commit to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Firms with strong ESG credentials are increasingly able to attract and retain the best talent.
Top employers for employee satisfaction registered average ESG scores of 14% higher than the global average.
Investment practices are also increasingly influenced by ESG factors.
Individual and institutional investors have begun focusing heavily on ESG assets.
2019 saw $20.6bn in new money transferred to ESG funds – four times the amount seen in 2018.
ESG is not a standalone activity.
ESG is your company’s 360-degree response to risk and opportunity.
ESG should be embedded into the business strategy.


This Webinar

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is now a primary concern for boards and directors across the globe.
Global efforts to combat climate change have reached a turning point. As nations implement their emission reduction strategies, directors should evaluate the climate-related risks that their companies face.
In this webinar, David W Duffy discusses:

What is ESG?
What does ESG mean to different stakeholders?
What is the relationship between the Board and ESG?
What is the board’s role in the oversight of ESG?
How can the board ensure that their ESG policies are implemented?

This Speaker

David W Duffy is the founder & CEO of the Corporate Governance Institute, an experienced board member, governance consultant and Ireland’s leading author on corporate governance. His last two books are “A Practical Guide to Corporate Governance” and “A Practical Guide for Company Directors”. David is considered an innovator in governance research and engagement and is an authority for all things board-related in Ireland and across Europe.

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