We are delighted to announce the release of the much anticipated 2023 Annual ESG Preparedness Report. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the report, which has become a pivotal resource for boards and sustainability advisors worldwide.
This year's report is supported by Chapter Zero and provides an in-depth analysis of ESG oversight within major global corporations, with an additional focus on US boards. It highlights key trends, advancements and areas requiring urgent action:
Remarkable Growth: Sustainability oversight in global corporations has soared to 88% from 50% in 2019.
Urgent Need for Director Engagement: Despite progress, there's a stagnation in individual director involvement in ESG issues.
Women Leading ESG Initiatives: Women board members are at the forefront of driving ESG engagement.
US Boards embrace ESG: The top 100 US companies showcase strong ESG integration, but also lack director’s engagement.
Call for Sustainable Leadership: The report emphasises the need for committed knowledgeable leadership in sustainability.