RTE: Covid pushes ESG up the agenda in Irish boardrooms

November 22, 2021

Edna Twumwaa Frimpong

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 the board level or a subcommittee of the board. Eight out of 10 respondents also said ESG matters are discussed at the board level at least once a year, compared to 52% who said their board discussed ESG before March 2020. Read the full article here. Posted by RTE

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.