The Soul of ESG

Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) refers to three central factors in measuring the sustainability and societal impact of a company or business and, consequently, whether an investment in the company is worthwhile.

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Soul of ESG

Insights and Conversation Driving ESG’s Intellectual Energy and Essence of Being

Avoiding Chicken Little Syndrome with your ESG Program

Avoiding Chicken Little Syndrome with your ESG Program

By Roy Snell

There are many similarities between the evolution of the compliance profession and the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) profession.  One of the most important lessons we could take away from the compliance profession is what we learned about who we hired to work in and lead the compliance and ethics department.  We had some epic failures, and many very successful people entered the profession.  Recent events at Coke have highlighted the need to consider the differences between the skill set required to get us to this point in the evolution of ESG versus what we need going into the future. 

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The Perfect Greenwashing Enforcement Storm

The Perfect Greenwashing Enforcement Storm

By Roy Snell

Greenwashing is an offshoot of the word whitewashing, which is often used to describe the act of covering up vices, crimes, and scandals.  Greenwashing describes the act of exaggerating the environmental reporting of an organization.  Citizens of many countries are extremely upset about environmental issues and are livid about environmental exaggeration and cover-up. 

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Theme from an Imaginary Annual Report

Theme from an Imaginary Annual Report

By Mike Biernik

A well styled, diverse group of people sitting in front of a tree is not an ESG Program. In fact, if this contrived imagery does not reflect your organization, you are at risk of being exposed to your stakeholders.

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The Compliance Departments Role in ESG 

The Compliance Departments Role in ESG 

By Roy Snell

The number of ESG remated laws are staggering and growing every day. Many great people will help their organization improve their ESG program. However, we must use all the tools of a compliance program, audit, investigation, education, anonymous reporting, etc. to help ensure our organization is complying with all environmental, social and governance related laws. 

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Avoiding the Boycott; a Rational Approach to ESG

Avoiding the Boycott; a Rational Approach to ESG

By Mike Biernik

Using a rational approach, a business can help promote the common sense notion with data and illustrative statements, that a business cannot be sustainable and impact anything, if it is out of business.

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