Designing Sustainability Governance

In today’s rapidly changing world it is clear that many corporate boards struggle with ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) for two key reasons.

A vicious circle of skills shortages: directors generally lack sustainability expertise and people with sustainability expertise generally lack board-ready credentials. Until these two groups come together and learn from each other, the knowledge gap will only get wider.

A paralysis trap of speed and complexity: the combination of rapid change and huge variety of ESG challenges demands contrasting skills – intuitive, quick thinking versus disciplined logic and deep understanding. These competing demands often lead to inaction. of these problems can be solved by improvements in board structures and practices.

ESG in Private Equity