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Major institutional investors and companies understand that, in the words of one leading investment executive, “something more is expected” of them when it comes to addressing the array of social issues that have been brought to the fore during 2020.
But it’s not always clear what that “something” is, especially given that some social issues are relatively unchartered territory for many companies or have evolved significantly in the past several months.
The Conference Board Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) Center has spoken with major institutional shareholders representing over $12 trillion in assets under management as well as corporate thought leaders from S&P 100 companies on the major health, economic, and racial crises of 2020. We’ve also reviewed their statements on these topics.
This report summarizes what we’ve learned and offers insights for what’s ahead to help guide investors and corporations as they tackle key social issues. The report addresses:
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