ESG Today: The Biggest ESG Concern for Boards Isn’t What You Might Think

July 26, 2023

Kira Ciccarelli

The concept of ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) has been in choppy waters this year with political resistance against ethical investing, as well as criticism of ESG as being virtue-signalling or supposedly distracting from financial returns. This begs the question, how are boards currently thinking about ESG? The answer varies around the world, according to a survey of nearly 1,000 corporate directors globally conducted by Diligent Institute, the governance research arm of Diligent, and Spencer Stuart. Read the full article here. By Amanda Carty, Managing Director of ESG & Data Intelligence at Diligent

About the author

Lead Research Specialist

Kira Ciccarelli is the Lead Research Specialist of the Diligent Institute, the modern governance think tank and global research arm of Diligent Corporation. In her role, Kira researches and produces high-level modern governance reports, blog articles and podcasts designed to inform director decision-making and highlight best practices.

Before joining Diligent, Kira worked in a variety of data-driven research roles, including analyzing global aid funds to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and compiling a meta-analysis of political experimental findings for the Analyst Institute. She holds a BA in Public Policy from the College of William & Mary.