The ESG Imperative
The transition to a sustainable future is a challenge we must all face together.
Today, consideration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors is more important than ever, as investors and global stakeholders place a premium on strong ESG performance. In fact, more than 2,000 academic studies have identified a link between ESG and financial performance – demonstrating that high ESG ratings and strong sustainability practices correlate to better financial performance across multiple asset classes and geographies.
Moreover, recent surveys have highlighted that nine out of ten millennials believe the success of a business should be measured by more than just financial performance, and 60% of millennials want to join companies that have a societal purpose. The message is clear: profit must not come at the expense of people and the planet.