Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) is an evaluation of a firm’s collective conscientiousness for social and environmental factors, according to Wikipedia. (Photo: Blue Planet Studio/Adobe Stock)

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics can be hard to measure, but the risks surrounding them are increasing as governments and citizens exert pressure on businesses to change their ways for the greater good.

Despite the shock it inflicted across the globe, the COVID-19 crisis does not appear to have halted the march of ESG activists and agendas into the boardroom. If anything, it seems to have accelerated it, as a concern for the collective well-being has been thrown into sharper relief.

 

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