Board Ready: Governance for Responsible Leadership in ESG

With environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance now factoring into executive compensation and business strategy, what are the new metrics for success? Why is it even more important to have a strong governance framework in place so that your ESG disclosures to regulators like the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are defensible to your stakeholders, especially your board beyond the annual reporting cycle? And how can this be operationalized with an SEC-built ESG reporting platform and technology?

In this series sponsored by Workiva, we’ll answer these questions and more as we dive into the “G” in ESG and what it means across industries — from finance to consumer goods.

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Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

HP Puts a Big Bet on Sustainable Impact as a Competitive Edge
Big tech companies are looking for ways to differentiate in a hyper-competitive landscape amid economic headwinds that caused tech giants to lose a combined market value of around $2.5 trillion in 2022.

Energy

A Net-Zero Value Chain Is the Next Frontier in Ørsted’s ESG Journey
While many companies today seek to align their operations with the imperatives of strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, some firms put the ESG stake in the ground long ago. One of these is renewable energy giant Ørsted.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

ESG Amidst Inflation: 7 Governance Mechanisms That Drive Value Creation in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry
Running a profitable business in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry isn’t easy – especially when inflation has consumers pinching pennies and hunting for basement bargains.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

The Ripple Effect: How Good Governance Builds Outward in Commercial Banking
The introduction of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into financial reporting is slowly but surely bringing clarity to the often complex realm of banking.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Leading With Governance Is Crucial When It Comes to ESG
Because corporate governance is well established by most companies that report financial statements, many firms may overlook how governance applies to the way they address the environmental and social issues that matter to their stakeholders.
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