Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)

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.

Boardroom climate competence

Advancing the board-management climate conversation

The third paper in our Boardroom Climate Competence series explores the depth and breadth of the board and management conversation on climate.

The third paper in our Boardroom Climate Competence series explores the depth and breadth of the board and management conversation on climate.

Organizing for oversight

A deep dive into how board governance itself is evolving to address climate change-related issues.

A deep dive into how board governance itself is evolving to address climate change-related issues.

Getting ahead of the curve

The KPMG Board Leadership Center and Plan C Advisors present a framework for board oversight of climate-related risk and opportunity.

The KPMG Board Leadership Center and Plan C Advisors present a framework for board oversight of climate-related risk and opportunity.

Other resources

Podcast: Organizing the board for climate oversight

Susan Angele and Amanda North discuss board governance for oversight of climate change and the SEC’s proposed rule on climate-related disclosures.

Susan Angele and Amanda North discuss board governance for oversight of climate change and the SEC’s proposed rule on climate-related disclosures.

Board oversight of climate change

In NACD’s Governance Challenges report, Susan Angele offers areas for focus and questions to consider as boards enhance their governance to integrate climate change issues into risk, strategy, culture, values, and relationships with stakeholders.

In NACD’s Governance Challenges report, Susan Angele offers areas for focus and questions to consider as boards enhance their governance to integrate climate change issues into risk, strategy, culture, values, and relationships with stakeholders.

ESG essentials

The ESG journey: Lessons from the boardroom and C-suite

To build on our work in ESG, strategy and the long view, the Board Leadership Center interviewed directors and officers of major corporations, including Morgan Stanley, Tyson Foods, Ford Motor, Microsoft, Mars, and Whirlpool, among others.

To build on our work in ESG, strategy and the long view, the Board Leadership Center interviewed directors and officers of major corporations, including Morgan Stanley, Tyson Foods, Ford Motor, Microsoft, Mars, and Whirlpool, among others.

ESG, strategy, and the long view – A framework for board oversight

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.

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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Video insights

Telling your company’s ESG story

Corporate director and Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation CEO Tanuja Dehne talks with KPMG Board Leadership Center Senior Advisor Claudia Allen about how boards can help their companies navigate the proliferation of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics and take the initiative in telling their ESG story.

Chief diversity officers take center stage

Chevron Chief Diversity Officer Lee Jourdan talks with KPMG Board Leadership Center Senior Advisor Annalisa Barrett about the critical challenges facing chief diversity officers and how the board can help champion their success.

Tackling climate change: a primer

Plan C Advisors Founder and CEO Amanda North talks with KPMG Board Leadership Center Senior Advisor Susan Angele about how boards can help guide their organizations regarding the risks and opportunities presented by climate change, as well as oversight of climate risk disclosure and shareholder engagement on climate.

The future of work: focusing on the “what” instead of the “where”

Flex+Strategy Group Founder and CEO Cali Yost talks with KPMG Board Leadership Center Senior Advisor Stephen Brown about how boards are overseeing the challenges of creating a long-term strategy for remote operations and flexible work arragements.

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