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ESG becomes a four-letter word

Corporate Compliance Insights’ editors and industry specialists pulled together the top regulatory, corporate integrity and risk management stories from the past 12 months. 

One of the top stories focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) (“ESG becomes a four-letter word”) in which Mallory Thomas, risk advisory principal at Baker Tilly, sat down with Corporate Compliance Insights to dispel ESG misconceptions. ESG is more than a buzzword; it’s a value driver, extending beyond mere compliance. ESG can help organizations reduce risk, retain and attract talent, spark innovation, align product and service preferences with consumers and increase revenue or market share. Thomas also shared the importance of evaluating internal and external stakeholders’ perspectives when it comes to ESG and sustainability, including some key questions companies should be asking to enhance their overall strategy. 

“The purpose of ESG metrics is to really provide a means for evaluating companies on their environmental, social and governance performance, allowing investors to easily compare companies. Instead of thinking about ESG in terms of politics, I’d encourage thinking about it through the lens of investors.”
Mallory Thomas
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