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Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Primer

Understand ESG programs and their impact on organizations.

Organizations’ success is now tied to how they contribute to a sustainable and equitable future. Organizations are challenged to craft a narrative by bringing together existing initiatives and creating new ones to tell an ESG story that connects to their purpose.

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Critical Insight

No matter its level of involvement, HR is critical to the success of ESG programs through ensuring alignment with the organization's core values and socializing the narrative internally.

Impact and Result

Ensure ESG initiatives are not implemented in a silo. Anchor the program to the organization’s purpose and integrate it into the organization’s story to create a clear and compelling narrative.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Primer Research & Tools

1. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Primer

Understand the ESG program journey and the important role HR plays throughout.

2. Case Studies: Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Primer

Refer to this case study for an example of how an organization approached its ESG journey.

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  • Mahak Agrawal, Advisor, Global Fund to End Modern Slavery
  • Kelly-Ann Corder, Chief Human Resources Officer, SMS Equipment
  • Veena Jayadeva, Head of Enterprise ESG, Guardian Life