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.

Understanding Sustainability

Corporate Responsibility vs. ESG Report: Building Sustainability Competence on Corporate Boards Board Assessment to Gauge Sustainability Readiness Tips On Raising Awareness About Sustainability at Your Organization Translating Sustainability Into a Language Your Board Understands

Effective Oversight Practices

Sustainability Committee Charter Tool Identify, Assess, and Adapt: How Directors Can Proactively Oversee ESG Risks Running the Risk: How Boards Can Oversee ESG Issues ESG: Audit Committees, Beware ESG Success and Fiduciary Duty Applying Enterprise Risk Management to Environmental, Social, and Governance-Related Risks NACD Report on ESG Oversight Framework for Board Oversight of ESG Handbook on Oversight of Sustainability Activities

Disclosure Practices

SASB Implementation Primer ESG Reporting and Non-GAAP Measures in Incentive Compensation Plans The Board's Role in ESG Fall 2019: ESG Disclosure in Proxy Statements Report Reassessing Sustainability Reporting ESG Risks Trickle into Financial Filings Sample Charter for a Sustainability Committee

Environmental Oversight

Why the New BlackRock Letter Matters to Boards BlackRock's 2020 Letter to CEOs: Fundamental Reshaping of Finance Getting Climate Smart in a Changing Environment Marsh & McLennan’s Climate Resilience Handbook Boards Role in Climate Risk Disclosure Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures Recommendations

Investor’s ESG Perspective

BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship’s Approach to Engagement on Climate Risk J.P. Morgan Asset Management ESG Incorporate Guidelines CalPERS’ ESG Integration Strategy Link Between Purpose and Profit BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship’s Perspective on Corporate Political Activities SSGA’s Climate Change Risk Oversight Framework for Directors

Videos and Webinars

Three Steps Boards Should Take to Monitor Sustainability Webinar: The Environment, as a Disruptive Force

Events

Fit for the Future Global Board Leaders’ Summit Master Class