As sustainability becomes an increasingly important issue among board members, a current trend towards Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) is on the rise.
Under the ESG umbrella, factors to consider include environmental issues such as climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, and resource depletion, waste/pollution, deforestation; social, working condition, impact on local communities, health and safety, diversity; governance, executive pay, bribery and corruption, political lobbying, board diversity and structure, and tax strategy.
With the many and increased demands on boards related to this topic and the factors above, the answer to effectively executing the board’s duties related to ESG – and anything else of importance – is a reliable process that can be implemented, replicated, measured, and adjusted.
This infographic and our SRI & ESG In the Era of Shareholder Engagement guide are designed to help you gain a better understanding of how to navigate the complexities of ESG and learn how to effectively execute the board’s duties to communicate with stakeholders more proactively.
Allison Gosman Nasdaq Corporate Solutions
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