When it comes to the future of ESG, there are three key actions business leaders must take, says Kira Ciccarelli, lead research specialist at the Diligent Institute.
As the discussion around environmental, social, and governance issues (ESG) in the business world reaches a fever pitch, many questions and uncertainties remain. Corporate leaders are seeking concrete answers to the following questions: Who should own ESG within an organization? Should it be embedded in the compensation of company executives? Which reporting frameworks should be used? What should be disclosed? The future of business as we enter a new era of more stakeholder-centric practices ensures that these questions and many others need to be answered.
By Kira Ciccarelli, Lead Research Specialist, Diligent Institute
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.