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ESG Reporting: What Is It And Why Is It Important?

ESG Reportinghas become a de-facto requirement for accessing many pools of debt and equity capital.  Fund managers and investors recognize the growing importance of sustainability as both a risk and a strategic issue. Many limit their investments to businesses...

Do ESG & Sustainable Investment Funds Perform Well

Yes.  The evidence is increasingly clear.  When managed properly and strategically ESG and Sustainable Investment Funds perform well in the short term.  According to Nasdaq, some studies suggest that companies with high ESG scores tend to outperform the...

SDGs & Business: An Opportunity for Value Creation

SDGs & Business: An Opportunity for Value Creation Few think of business value creation when they think of the SDGs. But, the reality is that if they are used strategically as a communications and impact framework, that is just what they can do. The SDGs can...

Is ESG Reporting Mandatory? (Answered)

Is ESG Reporting Mandatory?   Yes and No.   Often it isn’t required by regulation, but there is a strong de-facto requirement, driven by financing, supply chain requirements or other non-legislated demands. The critical question that should be asked and...

Why Has ESG Become A De-Facto Requirement For Companies And Investors

ESG Metrics are Standard Consideration for Investing ESG performance is fast becoming a de-facto requirement to access corporate finance. Estimates put the percentage of fund managers utilizing some level of ESG performance in their due-diligence at up to 85%....

How to develop an ESG policy

How should we go about developing an ESG Policy? As ESG becomes increasingly more important, this is a question that smart leaders are asking. In this article I outlined the general approach we take when we accept assignments to work with firms on the development of...

7 Benefits of ESG & Sustainability Reporting

ESG reporting and performance has effectively become a critical requirement for most businesses operating in today’s environment.   Companies that adopt a strategic approach to ESG and Sustainability Reporting reap many benefits including financing, regulatory...

How to Structure a Sustainable Finance Strategy (Detailed)

Why should I care about sustainable finance? If you are raising capital in today’s financial markets, sustainability is one of the main drivers of access to capital and cost of capital.  With 1/3rd of investment funds having some level of ESG designation and up to 85%...

ESG Manifesto For Use by Strategic Leaders

Start now to strategically address ESG With ESG and Sustainability sitting as a consistent top-three priority for over 80% of investors you can’t afford to wait.  Start now, take action and turn ESG into your competitive advantage. Or, sit back, take no action...

Strategic ESG New Years Resolutions

With ESG and Sustainability a top-three priority for over 80% of investors, 2024 is the year to take action and turn ESG into your competitive advantage. Or, take no action and risk it turning into a debilitating liability. The reality of business today is that ESG...

Prof. Wayne Dunn

Wayne Dunn is an award-winning global sustainability expert with extensive teaching, writing, lecturing and advisory service experience. He is supported by an extensive faculty and advisory team.