Across government departments, corporate board rooms and management meetings, the implementation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies is at the forefront of current planning. It is not just a symbolic tick in the box either. Shareholders and investors are increasingly factoring ESG strategy and trajectory into their decision-making, and consumers are similarly becoming more aware of the fairness and sustainability of the goods they use, the clothes they wear and the services they pay for. This is equally true for prospective international investors who are looking more closely at the ESG environment, regulations and incentives of the countries in which they are considering doing business.
In OBG’s inaugural Global ESG CEO Survey, we asked over 350 C-suite executives about their company’s approach to ESG, to what extent this has changed in light of the pandemic and how they are strategising for the future.