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ESG Awards 2021

Welcome to the ESG Awards 2021

The ESG Awards showcase the best ESG performance in line with the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The ESG Awards shine a light on transparency, excellence and progress on this ambitious movement which has the potential to transform modern capitalism.
June 7, 2021
Immy Mobley, Graduate Intern - Environmental researcher, ESG Foundation

ESG reporting eliminates the possibility of greenwashing and improves a business’s profile

There is a growing feeling that the world is currently unravelling before our eyes, whether this be due to the global pandemic, the continued racial conflict or the progressively devastating consequences of climate change. It is unsurprising that, along with governments and non-profit organisations, an increasing expectation exists for companies to step up their commitments to social and environmental issues.
June 2, 2021
Neil Boom, Director of the ESG Foundation

An investor earthquake in the US that will be felt right around the world

In the end money talks, just as it always does. If you skip through the financial and business pages of the newspapers as you head for the sport, or are still half asleep when Dominic O’Connell gives us the daily business news at 6.15am on the Today Programme, last week you might have missed a piece of financial news of genuine world-changing significance.
June 2, 2021
Steve Earl

The truths are out there

There are many definitions of ESG, there are different ways of measuring progress towards ESG goals and there are multiple ways of understanding what ESG factors most impact reputation, and why. According to Steve Earl, a Partner at corporate communications and strategy consultancy BOLDT, those multiple versions of the truth are unavoidable, but expect consolidation as companies begin to require more objective data. At a time when nations around the world are relying on data to unmask the facts about how we emerge from the grip of a pandemic, the whole truth has rarely been at such a premium. But if…
May 26, 2021

Can oil firms win over ESG investors

As institutional investors grow increasingly picky in where they put their money amid the global Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) push, North America's oil sector has started to look at ways to attract those investors who have been shunning fossil fuels by default.
May 23, 2021