HBR IdeaCast
HBR IdeaCast
Harvard Business Review
Why It’s Time to Finally Worry about ESG
25 minutes Posted May 21, 2019 at 7:30 am.
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Robert Eccles, a visiting professor of management practice at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, says that the global investment community's interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues has finally reached a tipping point. Large asset management firms and pensions funds are now pressuring corporate leaders to improve sustainability practices in material ways that both benefit their firms' bottom line and create broader impact. They're also advocating for more uniform metrics and industry standards. Eccles is the author of the HBR article “The Investor Revolution."