2021 was the year when ESG took center stage as organizations felt the pressure not only to disclose their environmental footprint, their corporate social responsibility, and their internal framework for such things, but to show how they could measure their progress in those areas. All this, amid an ongoing pandemic, regulatory rumblings, an increasing need to make use of data, and more.
As we look to the year ahead, Ethisphere spoke to a wide range of experts to get a sense of what some of the biggest challenges and opportunities might be for ethics and compliance professionals in 2022, as programs mature, culture deepens, and organizations increasingly look to E&C as a way of creating resilience and building value.
The next 12 months, which will surely have plenty of unexpected developments in store. The trick is making sure we are ready for them, whatever they are. And judging by this community’s performance in recent years, we will be.
“Foresight is not about predicting the future, it’s about minimizing surprise,” said the Canadian science fiction author and futurist Karl Schroeder. “It’s about designing the future.”