What is an ESG strategy? And what is sustainability?
Review this quick guide to learn the common terms associated with ESG and sustainability. Find out about what ESG is, areas that may be covered within ESG, and what sustainability is.
ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) provides a view of a company and its long‑term value potential and relevance to its stakeholders. An ESG rating measures environmental and social impacts and the effectiveness of corporate governance in managing them.
Organizations create ESG strategies to help them act on and measure what is mutually good for profits, people, and the planet.
Sustainability is a focus on business strategies that generate long-term value and benefits for all stakeholders. A strong sustainability strategy integrates environmental, social, and governance factors into important business and operational decisions.
Today, 80% of the world’s 5,000 biggest companies report their sustainability performance.
Refers to activities aimed at holding businesses accountable for making a positive impact on the environment, consumers, employees, and communities. CSR is associated with a company’s internal commitment to strong corporate values.
A term coined by author and sustainability authority, John Elkington, in 1994. The TBL theory says that instead of one bottom line, there should be three: profit, people, and the planet.
Short for Certified B Corporations; “Businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.” Today, there are over 4,000 Certified B corporations.
A change in the composition of the global atmosphere which causes climate variability and/or anomalies when compared over periods of time – attributed directly or indirectly to human activity.
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