Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues have become a priority for businesses, institutions and investors. As consumers and shareholders increase their expectations for ethical business practices, ESG is becoming deeply integrated into many organizations’ operations and those of its supply chains.

Investors, governments, civil society organizations and business associations have also increased their attention to a business’s ESG policies, as well as implementation, public reporting, and due diligence relating to those policies. A strong ESG program can reduce reputational, legal, and monetary risks that stem from a business’s operations. Well-designed ESG programs can build stronger brands and promote long-term growth for the businesses that embrace them.

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