2023 Embracing ESG – Environmental, Social & Governance

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Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) is a framework used to assess an organization’s business practices and performance on various sustainability and ethical issues. It also provides a way to measure business risks and opportunities in those areas. In capital markets, some investors use ESG criteria to evaluate companies and help determine their investment plans, a practice known as ESG investing.

While sustainability, ethics, and corporate governance are generally considered to be non-financial performance indicators, the role of an ESG program is to ensure accountability and the implementation of systems and processes to manage a company’s impact, such as its carbon footprint and how it treats employees, suppliers, and other stakeholders. ESG initiatives also contribute to broader business sustainability efforts that aim to position companies for long-term success based on responsible corporate management and business strategies.

The Three Pillars of ESG


  • Energy usage and efficiency
  • Climate change strategy
  • Waste reduction
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Carbon footprint reduction


  • Fair pay and living wages
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Employee benefits
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Community engagement
  • Responsible supply chain partnerships
  • Adhering to labor laws


  • Corporate governance
  • Risk management
  • Compliance
  • Ethical business practices
  • Avoiding conflicts of interest
  • Accounting integrity and transparency

We are looking for organizations that are paving the way for ESG.  This special OCBJ section will recognize the efforts of an entire company to set a positive example to shareholders, other companies, and the public for what it means to be a socially conscience organization in 2023.


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