Neil Stewart on enterprise value and the ESG journey

Updated: Mar 22


In this episode we speak with Neil Stewart of the Value Reporting Foundation (VRF) about the history of the VRF and the newly created International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). He is taking us through the benefits of standardisations and the ESG journey in general. He informs about what is important to business leaders, board directors and investors, now. Lastly, Neil shares a fantastic case study of an impactful leader and the impact that she made by speaking truth to power.



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About Neil Stewart

Neil Stewart is the Value Reporting Foundation’s New York-based Director of Corporate Outreach, advancing awareness of the organisation’s resources and helping companies world-wide with implementation. He is a member of the Value Reporting Foundation’s Assurance Task Force and oversees the SASB Standards Consultant Content Program. Neil brings to the Value Reporting Foundation more than 25 years of experience in and around investor relations and corporate governance. Previously he was at Citigroup as VP IR Advisory on the ADR team, helping non-US issuers develop IR and ESG strategies. Formerly Editorial & Research Director of both IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary magazine, Neil is a board member of NIRI NY, the New York chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute.


About 'Leadership Conversations by TSBR'

Leadership Conversations is a podcast by The Sustainability Board Report (TSBR), an independent not-for-profit project. We aim to showcase different dimensions of sustainable business leadership and corporate governance.


In this podcast we interview global leaders who advocate for more positive societal impact and responsible business.


Leadership Conversations is hosted by Frederik Otto and Helena Guðjónsdóttir.