In Orange County, California, the adoption of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles is gaining prominence across various sectors. The region has witnessed a growing emphasis on environmental sustainability, with businesses implementing eco-friendly practices and investing in renewable energy initiatives. Socially responsible efforts, such as community engagement, diversity, and employee well-being, are increasingly recognized as essential components of corporate responsibility in Orange County. Governance practices are also evolving, with companies focusing on transparency, ethical leadership, and board diversity.
The commitment to ESG in Orange County extends beyond corporate entities, with local governments, non-profits, and educational institutions actively participating in initiatives that address environmental concerns, promote social equity, and uphold strong governance standards. This holistic approach reflects a broader trend toward creating a sustainable and responsible business ecosystem in the region.
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
- 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 2024.
NOMINATION DEADLINE: October 2, 2023