The 'new normal' - governance and sustainability go hand-in-hand
Sallie Pilot, Chief Insight & Engagement Director at Black Sun, was recently featured in the IR Society’s INFORMED journal.
The world has heightened expectations of corporate governance and the transparency of environmental and social performance. Sallie outlines the key areas for IR concern and offers tips for action.
The world is transitioning. The speed of technology, automation and artificial intelligence, climate change and intergenerational inequality are all elements of a new reality. It is increasingly clear that to keep our planet and societies viable in the long term while supporting prosperity, we all have a responsibility to ensure that this transition becomes more inclusive.
All this has heightened expectations regarding the governance and transparency of environmental and social performance over longer term horizons. Many investors today expect company leadership to plan beyond the mid-term and it's important for companies to disclose their long-term strategies and report how they manage material environmental and social risks and opportunities relating to their business.
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About IR Society INFORMED journal:
The Summer 2019 issue of Informed contains a special feature on a topic of growing importance for investors titled 'ESG: A World of Opportunity for IROs'.
The Investor Relations Society’s mission is to promote best practice in investor relations; to support the professional development of its members; to represent their views to regulatory bodies, the investment community and government; and to act as a forum for issuers and the investment community.