Sustainability in the Mainstream : Why Investors Care and What it Means for Corporate Boards

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberDN-V8N6
Journal / PublicationThe Conference Board - Director Notes
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes


Many corporate boards know that a clear focus on sustainability and other “environmental, social, and governance” (ESG) issues can drive integrated thinking and set them apart from their peers, but shareholder activism around ESG issues is less well understood. As institutional investors deepen their engagement with companies on ESG concerns, directors need to understand what is driving these trends and what new competencies shareholders demand from corporate boards.

Research Area(s)

  • sustainability, ESG, institutional investors, corporate governance, Investor Stewardship, UNPRI, Proxy voting, shareholder proposal