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WINTER // 2019


Over the course of the last few years, ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing has gone mainstream. More and more research has found strong correlations between companies who perform well on a variety of ESG indicators and those with solid overall financial performance. Investors, and therefore the companies in which they invest, have taken note. This issue of Ethisphere Magazine is dedicated to helping illuminate the latest developments in the world of ESG performance, metrics, monitoring, and more. Our special feature focuses on the vital issue of disability inclusion in the workplace and rolls out a new Ethisphere partnership with the leading American advocates for working people with disabilities, Disability:IN.

Elsewhere in this issue, we have insights from executives leading major companies through times of transition while trying to keep ethics at the center of their operations. Finally, our global contributors discuss the complexity of multinational compliance, including a feature on how Ethisphere is partnering with Dell to help support their third party vendor network.

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ESG—From “bonus points” to the heart of the business

In this month’s feature, the investment experts at Northern Trust give us their view of the shifting ESG landscape, and the way that they personally approach it as a company. Ethisphere’s own Emily Rickaby describes the major trends in ESG reports that she has observed in her research, and how to ensure your company’s hits the mark. From HPE, Chief Sustainability Officer Chris Wellise goes into trends in the circular economy, and how being a sustainability leader has helped his company’s bottom line and attracted even more business. The investment advisory experts at ISS tackle the tricky issue of metrics in ESG reporting, and put forward an argument for transparency. Finally, a pair of Baker McKenzie‘s anti-corruption and governance experts give us the bird’s eye view from the board level about ESG governance.

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