ESG, sustainability and responsible business
Responsible business, sustainable business, ESG (environmental, social, governance) - however you choose to term it - is moving up the boardroom agenda across sectors.
There is a rapidly growing recognition that value is about more than pure financial returns and businesses are grappling with many overlapping themes. They are decarbonising and engaging with the transition to a net zero economy. They are investigating their supply chains and focussing on human rights and labour abuses. They are valuing their people – their human capital. They are putting these factors at the heart of their strategy and governance structures.
Yes, there are legal and regulatory drivers but this is more than compliance. This is about competitive advantage and future-proofing. This is about meeting and exceeding the expectations of your business' stakeholders.
Working out what a business needs to do, and how to do it, is not straightforward. Find out more about the ESG agenda and how Osborne Clarke can help.
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