As a business it is important to realize what ESG compliance can bring to your company. Why is it necessary to think about ESG as part of your value chain? As an organization it is important to change internally in order to adapt to a changing world. This world does not measure success on the basis of financial returns only but also on whether you act responsibly as a business, how you contribute to net zero, and deliver sustainable ways of doing business with measurable outcomes. Today, companies are responsible for climate action, and need to contribute positively in order to build a resilient and sustainable future for the planet. In fact, today, organizations who are acting on increasing their ESG footprint proactively and seriously are capitalizing on their market value.
Approaching sustainability actions as business opportunities is the first step toward deriving more value from ESG. There are many compelling reasons for you to take action on ESG today because being ESG friendly not only helps a business attract investors, but also builds customer/consumer awareness and loyalty, makes your business operations sustainable and also enhances financial returns. Being ESG conscious will offer a business returns in manifold ways including improving financial growth, reducing costs, minimizing regulatory and legal issues, boosting employee motivation and thereby productivity, and enhancing returns on investments with optimized allocation of capital.
The ESG agenda for your company and the goals you want to establish will depend on your ESG aspirations. What you need to do to achieve your ESG goals and the processes you need to change would constitute your strategic path for reinvention. This is the first step toward change. As next steps, your business would need to set up a framework for measurability and management of ESG goals such as supply chain sustainability, carbon emissions and workforce diversity. Setting out to meet your ESG goals would result in a business transformation, which would be at the core of, and the driving factor behind a digital transformation of your business. Your ESG goals will also inform and extend your digital transformation path for the future.