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Can you look at an ESG program as an equation?

From Roy Snell Andra Popa and I have been exchanging ideas in the field of compliance for years.  I asked her to send me some questions about ESG.  This is the first one I have turned into a blog post. I love this question.  “Do you ever think of ESG as an equation?...

McKinsey’s Fabulous ESG article

By Roy Snell Lucy Pérez, Vivian Hunt, Hamid Samandari, Robin Nuttall, and Krysta Biniek have written an excellent article on ESG for McKinsey.  You can find it here…ESG is essential for companies to maintain their social license | McKinsey It is an excellent article...

Dear CEO: Your ESG Program is a Mountain of Risk

From Roy Snell You may or may not be involved in the hiring of your organization’s 1st ESG Officer, but you will probably be involved in the hiring of their replacement shortly thereafter.  The number of qualified people mature enough to run an ESG Program is...

My Daughter, Doulas and the Real Objective of ESG Programs

From Roy Snell My daughter, Jessica (see picture) was and still is our first child. She is now about 30 and married to a wonderful guy named Colin. Jessica went to a fine college, interned at a PR firm, got hired by the PR firm, achieved partner status at a young age...

ESG Call to Action

The current implementation of Environmental, Social and Governance programs mirrors the implementation of compliance programs in the late 1990s.  It’s a bit chaotic and things are moving quickly, particularly ESG regulation development and enforcement.  I believe the...

ESG, Elon Musk, Exxon and Politics

Elon Musk hates the Environmental, Social and Governance discussion. He says “ESG is a scam. It's been weaponized by phony social justice warriors." Despite the fact that I think Musk is the Einstein of our times... he is wrong about ESG. He is too focused on the...

ESG & Private Equity

By Roy Snell: I Forgot to Mention Private Equity’s Interest in ESG The PE folks are telling us ESG adds value to an organization. I wrote a list of the most likely reasons your leadership might support your Environmental, Social and Governance Program and posted on...

SEC ESG Enforcement Has Arrived

The Securities Exchange Commission has been assuring the public that Environmental, Social and Governance reporting enforcement is coming and that time has arrived. The SEC has decided to start their ESG enforcement efforts with the prosecution of Vale, a Brazilian...

Motivating Leadership to Support ESG

By Roy Snell The key to getting others motivated about ESG is to understand what motivates them. Some of us know our leadership so well that we will have a good idea of what ESG motivating factor to emphasize. The rest of us will have to make an effort to figure it...

ESG and The Russia – Ukraine War

By Roy Snell The Russian and Ukrainian war is impacting ESG professionals. One of my colleagues had a difficult discussion with their CEO about pulling their products and services out of one of the countries involved. Others may have taken it a step further and...
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