[RTE] “Covid pushes ESG up the agenda in Irish boardrooms”

A new survey shows that board level discussions of environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters are up 30% since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The survey, from the Diligent Institute and Institute of Directors in Ireland, reveals that ESG is being treated with increasing importance by business leaders.

59% of respondents said that ESG is mainly dealt with at board level or a subcommittee of the board.

Eight out of 10 respondents also said ESG matters are discussed at board level at least once a year, compared to 52% who said their board discussed ESG before March 2020.

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