ESG: Opportunities and Risks for Boards

ESG: Opportunities and Risks for Boards

There’s constant media coverage and commentary about the need for companies and boards to be more aware of their environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibilities.  As ESG covers workplace health and safety, stakeholder engagement, executive remuneration and board diversity amongst other issues, it’s clear that it has implications for all boards and directors.

The pressure for boards to act on ESG issues is being driven by the expectations of customers, suppliers, employees and regulators. Activism and litigation is increasing, particularly in relation to climate change, and competition for capital means positive ESG credentials are important for boards seeking investment or funding partners. In addition to the risks inherent in the ESG landscape, boards are considering ESG opportunities around technological and product innovation, reputation and brand enhancement and stakeholder engagement.

Women on Boards in collaboration with BDO & Directors Australia recorded a series on the fundamentals of ESG and what you should know to fulfill your duties as a Non Executive Director (March-June 2022).

Full Series Cost: $299 for Full, Premium & Corporate Members. $495 for Basic Members