Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Investors and other stakeholders increasingly are demanding that companies and their boards enhance the social responsibility and sustainability of their business practices. This resource center equips boards with information to help them—and their enterprises—engage with these issues.

Thought Leadership & Research

Handbook on oversight of sustainability activities View from the top: how corporate boards engage on sustainability performance Corporate responsibility vs. ESG Board readiness for ESG investing Getting climate smart in a changing environment Report: Building sustainability competence on corporate boards

Expert Commentary

Framework for board oversight of ESG ESG success and fiduciary duty The great divide: Are boards and investors aligned on ESG issues? ESG- Audit committees beware Translating sustainability into a language your board understands Blackrock's Investment Stewardship’s approach to engagement on climate risk How engagement around sustainability reflects the board’s culture Link between purpose and profit Boards role in climate risk disclosure BlackRock Investment Stewardship’s perspective on corporate political activities

Advisory Services

NACD's in-boardroom education programs help boards deliver value and expand their education

Boardroom Tools & Templates

Tips on raising awareness about sustainability at your organization Board assessment to gauge sustainability readiness Sample charter for a sustainability committee Applying enterprise risk management to environmental, social and governance-related risks Task force on climate-related financial disclosures recommendations SSGA's climate change risk oversight framework for directors

Videos and Webinars

Webinar: The environment, as a disruptive force Three steps boards should take to monitor sustainability

Upcoming Events

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