ESG – Environment – Social – Governance
ESG is the abbreviation for “Environment, Social & Governance” and thus describes in particular an approach to sustainable investments.
This means that investors look closely at the corporate strategy and examine it in terms of sustainability. ESG offers a range of criteria for this purpose, on the basis of which the companies are evaluated and ranked.
Conversely, your company should pursue a sustainable strategy in order to be attractive to investors in the long term. We expect these requirements to move step by step from the capital markets to the credit markets in the coming years and thus to affect the broad SME sector in the long term.
The following is a list of criteria that are of interest from an ESG perspective:
Criteria for the Environment area include:
- Climate strategy
- Environmental management
- Environmental impact of the product portfolio
- Eco-efficiency in terms of CO2, water, waste and energy
Criteria of the social area include:
- Equal opportunities
- Health and safety
- Product responsibility
- Social impact of the product portfolio
- Supply chain management
Criteria of the governance area include:
- Business Ethics & Integrity
- Compliance & Anti-Corruption
- Fair compensation
- Sustainable Financing
The external view has as its counterpart the management system CSR Corporate Social Responsibility. Here you can already make your company sustainable and report on it in a targeted approach.
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