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

Translating sustainability into a language your board understands Tips on raising awareness about sustainability at your organization Corporate responsibility vs. ESG Report: Building sustainability competence on corporate boards Board assessment to gauge sustainability readiness

Effective Oversight Practices

Running the risk: how boards can oversee ESG issues Applying enterprise risk management to environmental, social and governance-related risks Identify, assess, and adapt: how directors can proactively oversee ESG risks Handbook on oversight of sustainability activities ESG- Audit committees beware NACD Report on ESG oversight Framework for board oversight of ESG ESG success and fiduciary duty

Disclosure Practices

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

Getting climate smart in a changing environment Boards role in climate risk disclosure Task force on climate-related financial disclosures recommendations

Investor’s ESG Perspective

BlackRock Investment Stewardship’s perspective on corporate political activities Blackrock's Investment Stewardship’s approach to engagement on climate risk SSGA's climate change risk oversight framework for directors Link between purpose and profit CalPER's ESG integration strategy J. P. Morgan Asset Management ESG incorporation guidelines

Videos and Webinars

Webinar: The environment, as a disruptive force Three steps boards should take to monitor sustainability


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