Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is a set of standards that measures how green, socially conscious and well-run a business is.

By looking at your business through an ESG lens, you may be able to predict how sustainable it is in the long run.

In this article, we’ll discuss how to assess your business’s environmental footprint, social impact and governance principles, and explain why running a forward-thinking business is so important.


How sustainable is your business?

The three core pillars of ESG are:

Environmental — how does your business minimise its impact on the environment?
Social — how does your business affect your employees and society as a whole?
Governance — how good are your business’s governance and risk management strategies?

Together, these three factors can tell you, your customers and potential investors how prepared your business is for the future.

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