Nominating and Governance Committee Chair and Risk Oversight Advisory Councils: The Board’s Role in ESG

In brief: Balancing long- and short-term views is a growing challenge for all boards, particularly as the divide in directors’ and shareholders’ perceptions of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues continues to grow. Boards must ensure that their agendas include time for ESG topics and that ESG issues are a viable vehicle for catalyzing change and creating long-term value for all stakeholders, including shareholders.

With this backdrop, NACD, Heidrick & Struggles, PwC, and Sidley Austin convened NACD’s Nominating and Governance Committee Chair and Risk Oversight Advisory Councils in New York City to discuss ESG.

This resource can help your board to

  • blend ESG into the company’s long-term strategic plan,
  • create ESG metrics for the board to utilize in its oversight, and
  • build a relationship between the board and shareholders in regard to ESG.

Most relevant audiences: nominating and governance committee chairs, risk committee chairs, chief risk officers, nominating and governance committee members, CEOs, risk committee members