Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) refers to the three central factors in measuring the sustainability and societal impact of an investment in a company or business. These criteria help to better determine the future financial performance of companies. In this webinar attendees will learn about important ESG issues, key stakeholders driving the conversation, and how companies are responding.
- Understand why ESG is a strategic risk for the board.
- Learn about ESG drivers for public companies.
- Develop ways to incorporate ESG into the business.
- Understand how to determine the effectiveness of an ESG program.
Climate Change and Sustainability Services Executive Director, EY
Rich Goode is an Executive Director with EY Climate Change and Sustainability Services. In this role, he helps companies identify and respond to climate-related risks and opportunities. His extensive experience includes implementing sustainability programs as well as carbon accounting, supply chain sustainability and strategy development. For over 20 years, he worked in high technology, medical technology, and heavy manufacturing industries. Prior to joining EY, he founded a telecommunications equipment company’s sustainability function and held leadership positions in operations and product line management at both start-ups and large corporations. Rich teaches a course on greenhouse gas accounting and climate risk reduction strategies at Harvard University Extension School and previously taught Sustainable Product Development at Tufts University School of Engineering, Gordon Institute. He holds an MBA from Nichols College, an Executive Certificate in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School and a BS in Management and Statistics from the University of Massachusetts.