Foreword from Tim Pittaway, National Director of Climate Change and Sustainability Services, RSM
Amid a global health crisis, rising economic uncertainty and social change, there is a growing need to measure individual and collective responsibility within our communities.
One initiative that seeks to achieve this is Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).
While the elements of ESG vary greatly between industries and organisations, the principle remains the same:
Can we demonstrate good behaviour in how we treat people and the environment?
In the finance sector, the emergence of ESG has a dual impact. First, it’s an opportunity for financial firms to re-shape public perception and build consumer trust. Second, ESG will play a major role in how investments are analysed for risk and opportunity.
As ESG grows in importance, financial services firms will need to respond.
RSM’s ESG experts are currently working with companies across a broad range of sectors to provide consulting and internal audits in line with ESG considerations.
In this report, we discuss some of the ESG factors that are set to disrupt financial services and the steps you can take to prepare.
I’m always interested to hear others’ thoughts on ESG within their unique setting, so if you would like to have a conversation please reach out on (02) 8226 4806.