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ESG alignment, resilience and strategic risk

ESG alignment, resilience and strategic risk

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2023) ESG alignment, resilience and strategic risk. In: 2nd International Conference of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India Overseas Centre, 11th - 12th May 2023, etc.venues, 50-52 Chancery Lane, London, WC2, UK. (Unpublished)

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Environmental, Social and Governance considerations are inter-related. They should be consistent and complement and re-enforce each other. The challenge for many boards is to align and integrate them. Sustainability and collective survival in the face of shared existential threats could be integrating factors. The nature, scale and impact of leading environmental risks and existential threats suggest that individual corporate responses may not be sufficient to address them. Collective effort and collaborative responses are required. Scientific evidence suggests we are not doing enough. Current operations, activities and lifestyles are unsustainable. Board strategies and corporate investments and our activities and infrastructures must become more sustainable, responsible and resilient. Collaborative advantage and trust can depend upon ethics and values and AI and other challenges raise moral and ethical questions. Values and integrity could be differentiators for those initiating transition and transformation journeys to more sustainable operations, communities and societies and advocating responsible, healthier, less stressful and more fulfilling lifestyles and living in harmony with the natural world.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Speech)
Additional Information: Speech to 2nd International Conference of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India Overseas Centre.
Uncontrolled Keywords: ESG; resilience; risk management; externalities; climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies; sustainable infrastructures ESG strategy, Strategic Management, Boards of directors, Environmental Risks, Environmental Sustainability, Sustainability, Governance, Corporate Governance, Climate Change Adaptation And Mitigation Strategies, Externalities, Negative Externalities, Environmental Impacts, × Natural Capital, Rare minerals, Responsible Leadership, Sustainable Lifestyles, Sustainable infrastructures, Infrastructures, Diversification, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, Values, Integrity
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW)
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Leadership & Organisational Behaviour Research Group (LOB)
Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
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