Irish Times: Business slow on tying ESG performance to remuneration

November 22, 2021

Edna Twumwaa Frimpong

While environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters are being taken more seriously by Irish business leaders, companies are still hesitant about tying ESG metrics to remuneration.

A survey by the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland and the Diligent Institute reveals a significant increase in the discussion of ESG matters within Irish boardrooms since the pandemic.

Eight out of 10 respondents said ESG matters are discussed at the board level at least once a year, whereas just over half (52 percent) said their board discussed the issue before March 2020.

Read the full article here. By Eoin Burke-Kennedy, Economics Correspondent, Irish Time

About the author

Head of International Research

Edna Frimpong is an experienced research analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. In her role with the Diligent Institute, Edna oversees and directs corporate governance research projects and partnerships internationally, outside the US.

She joined Diligent Institute in 2021 after six years with CGLytics — a corporate governance analytics firm based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, acquired by Diligent — where she served as Head of Research for the EMEA region. Previously, Edna held research positions at firms including Sustainanalytics and Carnomise. She received her Master’s Degree in Finance and Law from the Duisenberg School of Finance in Amsterdam, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Administration, Insurance and Risk Management from the University of Ghana.