2020, among other things, has solidified the importance of ESG-related issues in the corporate space. The Covid-19 public health crisis and ensuing economic fallout taught companies and boards that taking care of employees, clients, and customers was essential for survival. In other words, it made stakeholders a top priority. Racial justice protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, meanwhile, led to renewed calls for diversity, equity, and inclusion, particularly in the workplace. To top it off, natural disasters continue to grow in frequency and severity, proving that climate change remains a looming threat.
Corporate Board Member, Commentary, “Diligent Institute: Insights From Recent Research” by Dottie Schindlinger and Kira Ciccarelli