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What is ESG?

At its most simple, ESG refers to the three core principles used to measure and evaluate how responsible an organisation and its business practices are:

  • Environmental

  • Social

  • Governance

These three areas focus on how a business impacts the environment, what social impact it has, and how it is governed.

ESG comes with complex challenges, but it also comes with a wealth of opportunities. Organisations that respond to the ESG call stand ready to benefit from the new forces shaping decision making.


Sustainability can present organisations with significant challenges when aligning their business strategy with the environment. We look at how to respond effectively.


Social impact is a far-reaching issue and the direction set by business leaders is essential. Is your leadership setting the right tone for the rest of the business?


An effective corporate governance framework is essential for long-term success. But does your board set the right tone, and does it have the right tools.

ESG is Responsible Business.

ESG is fast becoming business critical and a license to operate for all businesses with Leadership Responsibility at its heart.

Our model demonstrates some of the key concepts of ESG that will help you to join the discussion.

At its most simple, ESG refers to three core pillars used as a lens to view business performance:

E – How a business interacts with and impacts the environment
S – How a business interacts with society creating value generation
G – How an organisation is governed