Topic: Governance Pillar

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One of the key pillars driving change and defining boundaries in the ESG space is the constant legal wrangling between shareholders, corporations, regulators, and the general public. There are a number of cases recently concluded, in progress, or just filed that will affect the ESG landscape for decades to some. This is a look at

September 22, 2023

Episode 110: LEGAL-ESG

Updates on recent ESG related legal cases with significant wins and losses changing the ESG landscape.

September 21, 2023

Is there a Chief Trust Officer in the C-Suite?

Time for a riddle: what takes years to build, seconds to break, and a lifetime to restore? Here’s a huge hint: it’s what a company’s Chief Trust Officer works to preserve.

July 5, 2023

Poor Governance – The Common Thread of the Corporate Blunders

“Corporate governance” refers to the rules and oversight that dictate how a company operates, and how effectively those rules and regulations are implemented.  One goal of good governance is to align the interests of various stakeholders, including shareholders, employees, and customers. This involves meaningful internal controls, ranging from enforcing policies against harassment and discrimination in

November 1, 2022
Data Security Crashes without Good Governance

Data Security Crashes Without Good Governance

In case we needed another reminder that ESG is not just about “E”-related things, and that there are real risks, costs, and opportunities associated with each pillar (E, S, and G), here is a prime example. It shows why the “G” in ESG – Governance – matters for companies that care about data security and cybersecurity.

September 27, 2022

The Importance of Governance, Risk, and Compliance: Why It Matters In ESG

Organizations worldwide and across diverse industries are challenged to define, implement, and then report on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). The pressure is real from all directions: customers, investors, regulators, employees, and activists. The truth is, ESG has teeth, and organizations need to do something about it. With time, several amendments and additions are being made

August 10, 2022
ESG Oversight

The Board and ESG Oversight

We have come across more than a few articles recently on how a company’s board of directors handles ESG oversight. To be kind, we’ll summarize by saying it’s a work in process. In all fairness, we acknowledge that people who typically serve on boards of large corporations rarely have much of a background in sustainability

June 7, 2022

ESG: Not Just for Hippies

At a recent conference we discussed ESG reporting with a number of financial advisors. One, who identified himself as fiscally conservative, appeared to take great pleasure in describing us as bleeding-heart liberals who were trying to complicate investment decisions with an arbitrary do-gooder philosophy. To which we reply: Balderdash. OWL ESG is proud to promote

February 27, 2019

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