Dans ces courtes vidéos informatives, notre expert en la matière décompose ce que sont l'ESG et le rapportage en durabilité.
How does ESG create value?
It's a two-step process: the first one is what the company does, the second is what investors do. It involves a company both managing its material ESG issues and reporting on them so that investors have the information they need to translate that into market value determination.
How to deal with ESG research, ratings and rankings, or questionnaires?
The ESG research and ratings landscape is a hot mess and likely to stay that way for some time, the best thing is to own your narrative and provide your own ESG reporting to investors to meet their information need.
What’s tone at the top and why is it necessary?
Tone at the top is a necessary condition to getting things done and the kind of information investors are looking for when it comes to properly managing and integrating ESG issues.
Why is everyone talking about ESG, anyway?
The top global systemic risks today are of an environmental, social, or governance nature, and that's driving a trend in sustainable finance, sustainable investment, and sustainable development.
What is ESG and why should I care?
ESG are business issues, and companies should care because investors are asking for more and better information about those issues that are critical to your long-term success in order to make their investment decisions and determine how much your company is worth.
Are ESG integration and climate change the same thing?
ESG integration is more micro and company-specific, while climate change is more macro and global in scope. In both cases, investors are looking for decision-useful information.
Isn’t ESG only for large cap companies?
ESG reporting to investors is value creating for all companies, regardless of their size. ESG issues are material business issues, and reporting on them makes for more efficient markets.
What are investors looking to get from companies when it comes to ESG?
Investors are looking for companies to speak to their most material business issues, the governance, strategy, management, and performance on these issues, and they're looking for decision-useful information.
What is ESG reporting? (...and what it’s not)
ESG reporting is not a fad, it's a paradigm shift in business practices that's here to stay. And it's value creating.
What is purpose?
Purpose is what a company does for profit to address societal or environmental problems - best expressed through the SDGs - while at the same time trying to minimize any negative impacts its business might generate.
What does ESG reporting look like?
ESG reporting can look like different things to different companies. What's important is to focus on material issues and report on decision-useful information to investors.
Start from wherever you are
ESG integration into business and reporting practices is a continuous improvement process. Start from wherever you are, with whatever resources are available to you, to provide investors with more and better ESG information, and reap the benefits of doing so.