How to Build Board Understanding and Agreement Around ESG Issues and Program Implementation

Following explosive growth in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing, many institutional investors have expressed interest in understanding whether ESG principles might have a role in their own investment portfolios, and if so, what that role might be. But with so many issues involved, and so many different types of investors, developing and implementing an ESG philosophy and policy is much easier said than done.

This paper will shed light on the difficulty institutional investors face as they embark on their journey toward implementing a thoughtful ESG policy that fits their specific organization and is designed to help them cut through the clutter by providing a detailed, practical “soup-to-nuts” methodology to determine the best policy for their organization.