Published on: March 1, 2019
Authors: Ani Huang
“The drumbeat is growing,” characterized one CHRO. A survey of the landscape bears out his point. Investors are considering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosures as a potential information source for extracting a competitive advantage, especially over the long term. Companies are integrating ESG as a remunerative facet of their business models—and as a risk management strategy. Employees, potential hires, customers, and consumers are reacting positively to ESG efforts by companies. And among many stakeholders, financial performance is no longer considered a tradeoff to ESG initiatives.