Cover Story

The Future of ESG?

By Mandy Wright


ESG Directorship Magazine

With backlash buffeting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies, initiatives, and disclosures, and regulatory requirements looming on the horizon, boards are attempting to navigate the best path forward for the companies they serve. As ESG considerations are linked to long-term value creation and preservation, boards needn’t fear the backlash, but will the term “ESG” survive?

Just a few years ago, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing and corporate focus seemed to be all the rage. But recently? Not so much. Now, we are seeing state legislation, proxy proposals, political campaigns, and even mobile billboards challenging ESG efforts. An anti-ESG sentiment seems to be popping up everywhere—with the resistance to ESG only growing more extreme...

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Mandy Wright
Mandy Wright
is senior editor of Directorship magazine.


This article is from the Spring 2024 issue of Directorship.