ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) is becoming more and more important as a barometer for corporate performance. Awareness is growing among companies that including a ESG strategy into the company's core structure is important for the wider sustainability of the company in terms of maintaining capital influx, maintaining customers and talent while at the same time we are aware of our personal responsibility to make this planet a better place.
The rise of ESG creates possibilities
A chance to distinguish your company from the competitors by a high ESG rating
Create start‐ups specialised in aspects of ESG strategy
The rise of ESG creates also difficulties and questions
While larger companies are appointing there in‐house ESG managers or are creating their own ESG or sustainability department, SME companies are often at a loss how to implement (parts of) ESG strategy within their companies. This is mainly due to the complexity and broad scope of ESG, the relative novelty of many aspects of ESG and also because a lack of resources and time to give sufficient attention to creating and implementing a custom‐made strategy
In this meeting we are trying to give SME's (80 % of the Chambers members):
A first introduction into ESG
A short introduction by our 3 panel members about themselves in relation to ESG policy and a short view on implementing ESG policy within SME's
A panel discussion (3 panel members) with a moderator and hopefully a lot of questions from the audience
There will be drinks and network opportunities afterwards.