About ESG.

While big corporations often struggle to understand ESG beyond mere reporting metrics, entrepreneurs increasingly embrace related business opportunities. Yes, some founders, entrepreneurs, and small business owners might hear the terms “ESG” (environmental, social, governance) or “sustainability” and think those are just buzzwords that are not relevant to their businesses. And they might feel similarly about “stakeholder capitalism”, “impact investing”, or “conscious capitalism”. Fortunately, more and more innovators and investors are increasingly considering the underlying paradigms to build better businesses. As a matter of fact: ESG has become an essential success driver for businesses. In this library you will discover how you can benefit from strengthening ESG practices: from business growth to reduced risks.

Ten Tips to Drive Sustainable Business Growth & ESG Integration

Sustainability, corporate citizenship and ESG integration have become business necessities in our rapidly-changing world. Purpose- and impact-driven companies recognize that focusing on sustainability and ESG manages risk, maximizes opportunity, and drives long-term value.

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ESG & Sustainability – What’s the difference?

Comparison of ESG and sustainability may appear like a matter of semantics, but in an ever-evolving world, it is crucial to understand the two terms and concentrate on what matters. Sustainability is a general term for a business that aims at doing better while ESG highlights the pillars that are important to business today.

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The Role of ESG in Start-Ups

Sustainability, corporate citizenship and ESG integration have become business necessities in our rapidly-changing world. Purpose- and impact-driven companies recognize that focusing on sustainability and ESG manages risk, maximizes opportunity, and drives long-term value.

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From principle to practice: Making stakeholder capitalism work

Profits and returns matter, of course; indeed, they are essential. But stakeholder capitalism defines “value” in broader terms. For example, creating a safe and healthy work environment above and beyond the minimum might save money in the form of reduced workers’ compensation payments. But it may also create more subtle benefits, such as greater employee security, well-being, and loyalty.

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The Rise Of Conscious Capitalism

There’s a new wave of businesses breaking into the zeitgeist — a profound breakthrough aligning and combining the power of capitalism with the global human consciousness movement. The next evolution of social media, social business and social impact, the next phase of the new interconnectedness of the world: Welcome to The Rise of Conscious Capitalism. To be clear, this is not some lofty utopian dream. It’s simply one of those rare moments in time where technology, opportunity and understanding coalesce into a major leap in human history.

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Does Capitalism Need a Soul Transplant?

ESG standards are being driven by new demands of investors who still want booming profits and returns — but now want them exclusively from high-purpose companies that make the world a better place vs. a worse place. If there are two companies with equal shareholder return, but one makes people and the planet sick and the other makes them better — investors will pick the latter.

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ESG & financial performance: Aggregated evidence from more than 2000 empirical studies

The orientation toward long term responsible investing should be important for all kinds of rational investors in order to fulfil their fiduciary duties and may better align investors’ interests with the broader objectives of society. This requires a detailed and profound understanding of how to integrate ESG criteria into investment processes in order to harvest the full potential of value-enhancing ESG factors.

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