Sustainability in the Mainstream: Why Investors Care and What it Means for Corporate Boards
The Conference Board - Director Notes, November 2017
Posted: 4 Dec 2017
Date Written: November 27, 2017
Many corporate boards know that a clear focus on sustainability and other “environmental, social, and governance” (ESG) issues can drive integrated thinking and set them apart from their peers, but shareholder activism around ESG issues is less well understood. As institutional investors deepen their engagement with companies on ESG concerns, directors need to understand what is driving these trends and what new competencies shareholders demand from corporate boards.
Keywords: Sustainability, ESG, Institutional Investors, Corporate Governance, Investor Stewardship, UNPRI, Proxy Voting, Shareholder Proposal
JEL Classification: K22, K32, M14
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