What is ESG?

ESG (environmental, social and governance) is a general term used in capital markets and used by investors to evaluate corporate behavior and to determine the future financial performance of companies. — Financial Times

Environmental, Social And Governance is the new measure of success for corporations, non-profits and countries alike.  Trillions of dollars are committed to ensuring the perpetuation of ESG Principles.  

Why do I care about ESG?

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink proclaimed in his annual letter in January that, "To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society."

Fink also predicted that in the near future, all investors will be using ESG (environmental, social, governance) metrics to determine the value of a company.

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Our primary goal is to utilize Governance to help ESG practitioners define a future that is achievable and measurable.  

Board Members, Corporate Executives, ESG Professionals, Government, Associations, Nonprofits and Global Citizens all benefit from ESG.

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The ESG.ORG Mandate


Host ESG Events across the United States & International

Provide events to allow diverse groups of corporate functions to interact and share knowledge on this very important topic.  The complexity of supporting so many participants requires a new approach to solve the problem.


Provide ESG Guidance on Related Frameworks

Provide guidance and support for the harmonization efforts required to organize, synthesize, and operationalize the disparate silos which comprise ESG today.  A new risk landscape requires a new approach to harmonization and transversal alignment for corporations and investors alike.


Support Diverse ESG Research Efforts

Provide research and support by considering various methods to support and increase the transparency and accountability goals stated herein.  News aggregation, events calendar and other important research and development activities.

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ESG Reporter in the NEWS


Maximizing shareholder value can no longer be a company’s main purpose: top CEOs

Business Roundtable member on the changing role of corporations


ESG.ORG Comment: So how do we measure the new normal?

SEC urged to tackle companies’ ESG boasts


ESG.ORG Comment: Where are the Compliance requirements related to all of this stuff?

Socially Responsible Investing, ESG Sparking Interest Beyond Millennials

Voices ESG: A market challenge with a market solution

2019 ESG Events Calendar

This section lists the upcoming events focused on ESG topics of interest to practitioners.  

September 5, 2019

RI Webinar: Global update on the future of sustainable finance

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September 5, 2019

September 10-11, 2019

Sustainability Executive Study Group Conference

Washington DC

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September 10-11, 2019

Sustainability Executive Study Group Conference

Washington DC

September 12, 2019

Engagement & Communication


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September 12, 2019


September 15-20, 2019

SEG Annual Meeting 2019

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September 15-20, 2019

September 16, 2019

RI Webinar: Banking on ESG: How will the banking sector adapt in an era of global volatillity

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September 16, 2019

RI Webinar: Banking on ESG: How will the banking sector adapt in an era of global volatillity

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Our Members

Institutional Investors

Investors are increasingly concerned that their revenue targets and returns are in alignment with the core principles of ESG and they are rewarding companies that are also in agreement.

Corporate Board Members

With investor activism at an all time high, board members are loath to ignore this important topic.

Corporate Executives - C Suite

As Board Members pressure increases, so shall that of Corporate Executives who are charged with managing ESG risks on a daily basis.

Industry & Nonprofits

This member type has numerous benefits realized by an ESG strategy from economic growth to innovation and international support.

ESG Professionals

As the warriors in the trenches, these members stand ready to enjoy the benefits of greater visibility and new job opportunities and the self-worth one derives from working on such an important mission.

Global Citizens

Everyone benefits from an enhanced focus on ESG principles.  From future workforce, to our seniors and most importantly for the future of our planet, in more ways than imaginable.

ESG: A factor in sustainable investment by BNP Paribas

Check out this great video from BNP Paribas for an excellent overview of ESG.

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