CORPORATE GOVERNANCE And ESG ADVISORY SERVICES
Corporate Governance refers to the methods by which companies are governed and controlled, usually within a defined framework. A good governance framework builds an environment of trust, transparency, responsibility, and accountability which in turn builds investors’ confidence in an organisation. It also fosters long-term investments, financial stability, and business integrity. Similarly, potential investor’s view organisations with a governance framework that embodies most of the highlighted key principles as most desirable for investments.
Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) has equally become a key strategy in investment decisions. SRI are investment strategies that incorporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors in investment decisions. ESG metrics are used by modern investors looking to invest in organisations which are perceived to be socially responsible.
Specific Environmental and Social factors forming ESG principles are natural resources management, pollution prevention, water conversation, energy efficiency and reduced emissions, existence of carbon assets, and adherence to environmental safety and regulatory standards. Specific Social factors include human rights, community impact and ethical policies. For a company to be perceived to have an efficient ESG strategy, the company must be committed to build sustainable, equitable, healthy, and diverse communities through innovative solutions and exemplary ESG overall performance. This form of commitment informs every aspect of the company’s businesses, including how the company designs, builds new projects, operates their portfolios, collaborates with stakeholders, and reports their progress in the long run…..more