ESG (or environment, social, and governance) refers to a sweeping set of corporate practices to recognise the range of stakeholders in an organisation and—in the words of United Nations Global Council Strategic Development Goal 16—“Foster strong, effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions.” LRN proudly supports the UNGC SDG 16 framework as a patron and with insights from our decades of daily work with board directors, chief compliance officers, and ethics and compliance programme managers.
Everyone from investors to employees to regulators like the SEC is turning their attention to ESG. Our expert advisors can help you assess the health of your strategic programmes, navigate pending regulations, and formulate your ESG priorities.
With increasing demands from institutional investors, employees, consumers, and shareholders around ESG matters, how are company boards assuring that they are shaping business strategy to be responsive to these expectations? We’ve assembled a portfolio of materials as thought starters—including reports summarising board priorities and articles about activating ESG principles in your organisation.
How European boards can strengthen governance and ESG efforts
Key takeaways from Ernst and Young’s second edition of their 2022 Long-Term Value and Corporate Governance survey, which aims to understand the progress and challenges of European boards in driving long-term value and the implications for corporate governance.
Research from the LRN Benchmark of Ethical Culture shows that the most ethical companies outperform their peers by up to 40% across key business metrics including employee loyalty, customer satisfaction, adaptability, innovation, and growth. LRN aims to equip organisations with the values, knowledge, and tools to minimise risk, maximise outcomes, and measure effectiveness. We can help you navigate the world of ESG and home in on the aspects materially important to advancing your agenda for people, planet, and profit. There is no one size fits all when it comes to ESG. It is your context that is key.
A vast library of customisable courses is at your fingertips, to help your employees refine their social skills, understand the value in diversity, avoid illegal actions, and support corporate purpose and values. LRN has a sampling of library courses for employee training across a range of ESG-related topics. We can also create custom content specific to your education needs.