Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)

Investors and other key stakeholders increasingly expect companies to communicate how they are addressing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues and to demonstrate how their boards oversee strategic and operational decisions related to ESG. The KPMG Board Leadership Center offers resources that can help directors in shaping a company’s ESG approach—understanding why it matters, what it looks like, and how it connects to long-term performance.

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ESG, strategy, and the long view

From our perspective, many of these issues fall under the broad rubric of environmental, social, and governance (ESG), from climate change impacts and worker safety to workplace diversity, executive compensation, and board composition.

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Highlights from a discussion at the 2018 KPMG Board Leadership Conference on how boards and investors are integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into their oversight.

Featured in the Wall Street Journal - September 6, 2018