In this Expert Insight Interview, Art Stewart discusses ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) and the evolution of conscious leadership and governance. Art Stewart is a futurist, business transformation strategist, management consultant, writer, speaker, educator, and Managing Partner at Strategic Impact Partners.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- ESG as a concept and what it means in today’s business world
- How ESG strategies can work in different ways making companies more agile
- Why organizations need to remain resilient in an ever-shifting business environment
Environmental, Social, and Governance are three distinct streams of organizational design, functionality, and behavior in the marketplace. Each of these areas is a cross-section of all the different vital disciplines, organizational/functional areas, jurisdictional domains, and asset/business-focus areas for things to do with environmental health and safety.
These include the environmental impact, carbon emissions impact, and other things that are very literally material on your environment, as well as things that might be second or third-tier impact.
The social focus could be everything from how you’re attracting diverse candidates into your organization and helping them migrate up through a supportive organization that enables them to become leaders in a particular area and contribute at that level of the company.
There are all kinds of different ways that these different strategies can work. They are all designed to equip a company to be better able to remain resilient and agile and manage risk better today in an environment with much less predictability.
Agility and Resilience
The long-term visibility in figuring out what the competitive terrain will look like is not as easy as it used to be. The frequency of disruption is almost as if there’s a level of disruption every day. There’s practically a constant subterranean volatility as the subtext in which you have to steer your organization and business endeavors.
We must get used to living in a world where crises and disruptions of all kinds and sizes will come at us regularly. This is why every company needs to stay on its toes and remain agile at all times.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.