A Corporate Board Member and Nasdaq Research Report

    Dissecting the ESG Landscape

    Find out what the most recent environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends mean for boards.

    Recent proposals in the U.S. and EU mandate climate disclosure practices for public companies and call for corporations to be increasingly aware of ESG behaviors in the boardroom.

    To better understand what directors across sectors are doing about ESG today and uncover best practices that may be emerging, Corporate Board Member and Nasdaq partnered to survey and then benchmark the boardroom practices of more than 300 U.S. public company directors around this high-profile subject. The report covers topics including:

    • Climate and sustainability
    • Human capital
    • Oversight and accountability
    • Next steps for correlating value and future growth

    A closer look at key findings…

    Boards with a healthy, holistic approach to governance understand that ESG is the responsibility of the full board. They understand the roles that the board’s committees and management team play in supporting effective governance and creating efficiencies to implement changes and enhance the company’s ESG strategy. Other key findings include:

    • Targets and conversations without timelines
    • Reporting standards still non-standard
    • Overlooking oversight
    • Education needed
    • Rules of shareholder engagement changing

    Download the report for more insights on recent ESG trends, based on insights from U.S. public company directors. →

    Recent proposals in the U.S. and EU mandate climate disclosure practices for public companies and call for corporations to be increasingly aware of ESG behaviors in the boardroom.

    To better understand what directors across sectors are doing about ESG today and uncover best practices that may be emerging, Corporate Board Member and Nasdaq partnered to survey and then benchmark the boardroom practices of more than 300 U.S. public company directors around this high-profile subject. The report covers topics including:

    • Climate and sustainability
    • Human capital
    • Oversight and accountability
    • Next steps for correlating value and future growth

    A closer look at key findings…

    Boards with a healthy, holistic approach to governance understand that ESG is the responsibility of the full board. They understand the roles that the board’s committees and management team play in supporting effective governance and creating efficiencies to implement changes and enhance the company’s ESG strategy. Other key findings include:

    • Targets and conversations without timelines
    • Reporting standards still non-standard
    • Overlooking oversight
    • Education needed
    • Rules of shareholder engagement changing

    Download the report for more insights on recent ESG trends, based on insights from U.S. public company directors. →

    Submit the form to access the research report.

     

     

    Nasdaq Governance Solutions

    Go beyond the boardroom and explore Nasdaq’s full suite of corporate governance solutions.

    Blocks with a clock, envelope, and checklist

    Be prepared with board portal software.

    Streamline meeting management, collaboration, and decision-making processes for boards, committees, and leadership teams.

    Streamline meeting management, collaboration, and decision-making processes for boards, committees, and leadership teams.

    Grid with multiple checkmarks

    Measure and improve with board evaluations.

    Identify opportunities for improvement, promote alignment between the board and management, and turn director feedback into strategic action.

    Identify opportunities for improvement, promote alignment between the board and management, and turn director feedback into strategic action.

    Checklist with a comment bubble

    Promote efficiency and accuracy with questionnaires.

    Digitally collect information from directors and officers to help ensure accuracy in disclosures, simplify compliance efforts, and manage potential risks.

    Digitally collect information from directors and officers to help ensure accuracy in disclosures, simplify compliance efforts, and manage potential risks.

    Ring chart with a user icon in the center.

    Increase transparency with ESG reporting.

    Simplify the process of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data capture, engagement, oversight, and disclosure.

    Simplify the process of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data capture, engagement, oversight, and disclosure.