Apr 20, 2023, 10 am CDT
The ESG movement is indicative of a fundamental shift in the global economy. Companies that develop a thoughtful approach to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance to help manage risks and build resilience have an opportunity for competitive advantage and improved long-term performance, benefiting their business but also the region(s) in which they operate. ESG reporting and disclosure is a quickly evolving space and will have implications for public and private companies operating in the Great Lakes region.
Public companies will be increasingly exposed to new reporting standards and mandatory disclosure regulations focused on consistent and comparable disclosure for investors. This will eventually include Scope 3 GHG emissions, which extends into the supply chains of organizations. Private companies with large publicly traded customers will face growing pressure to report their GHG emissions to customers so they can fulfil these disclosure obligations.
These efforts do not happen overnight, and a significant amount of change management is required to effectively navigate this new territory.
The webinar, sponsored by the Council of Great Lakes States, will feature Sarah Keyes, CEO of ESG Global Advisors, who will address the important topic of ESG in business and contextualize it for the Great Lakes region. She’ll answer questions such as:
- What is ESG and how does it differ from CSR?
- Why is ESG important for the Great Lakes region? what do businesses need to know?
- How do businesses get started with integrating ESG into their management?
During the webinar, Sarah will also take questions from the audience and share examples of good practice.