Ask senior leaders to name one issue that’s occupied a lot of their time recently, and they’ll say environmental, social and governance, or ESG. Public opinion on the matter has been moving quickly, and organisations have had to be nimble to keep up.
This award recognises those initiatives which are designed to address ESG issues around the organisation, that aren’t simply “business as usual”. They will be participative and collaborative, and will draw upon input from customers, investors and other stakeholders. They will have been designed to achieve a set of clearly articulated goals, underpinned by appropriate measures of success. And they will be of real and demonstrable benefit for the organisation, its employees, customers and other stakeholders.
The judges are looking not just for a positive story but for evidence that the work has enjoyed support at the highest levels, and that the learning has been shared across the organisation. Nominees can be individuals or teams in any sector.