Join us for this live written discussion with a panel of experts to explore why there is pushback in some countries against ESG, and how businesses should respond.
Thursday 11th May, 10am to 11am EDT / 3pm to 4 pm BST
There is pushback against ESG (environmental, social, and governance) initiatives in some countries due to a perception that these initiatives prioritise non-financial considerations over financial performance and may limit the competitiveness of businesses. Some also argue that ESG is not a universally agreed upon set of standards, making it difficult for companies to accurately measure and report on their ESG performance. In addition as the world requires a transformation in businesses and wealth generation away from carbon generating practices, is there reluctance and pushback against the green transition?
Join the online written discussion to explore each side of this tricky issue. Expect to examine how businesses can be more transparent about the financial benefits of ESG; better understand their material risks to climate, the environment and social issues; whilst exploring how we can better work together to communicate sustainability and all its moving parts.
- Abir Chowdhury, URC
- Amber Kiani, Head Of Partnerships, MovingWorlds
- Chioma Izuwah, Business Fights Poverty Community Member
- Elizabeth Waweru, Research and Policy Officer, The Youth Cafe
- Flora von Michel, Business Fights Poverty Community Member
- Haron Muturi|, Wake and Shine SHG, Junior Leader, Tharaka Nithi
- João Maria Botelho, Researcher NOVA Business and Human Rights and Environment Research and Board Advisor, NOVA Green Lab
- Sherif Muçalla, Researcher, Albania
- Tolu Seun, Business Fights Poverty Community Member
- TBC, GAIN Health
Moderator: Katie Hyson, Business Fights Poverty
- How can businesses best address the issue of ESG pushback?
- What are the best examples of businesses taking action on this issue?
- How can we better work together to improve the business response to ESG pushback?
This is a text-based discussion which remains open, so please do continue to share your insights.
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