For the past three decades, different organizations and regulatory bodies have been trying to put in standards around ESG. These ESG standards are being driven by new demands of investors who still want large profits and returns — but now want them from companies that make the world a better place vs. a worse place.
Much of the focus on ESG is around financial-based outcome metrics, but it’s important to consider the critical influence that employees have on a company’s ESG initiatives.
Employees are key to creating more diverse equitable workplace, to lowering carbon footprint to ensuring a board’s governance practices are being lived out every day, to delivering brand promises – and that there are feedback mechanisms in place around all of that.
Corporate Board Member sat down with Ed O’Boyle, global practice leader at Gallup, to explore the “employee voice” of ESG, how you can measure it and how you can take action on it.