We are starting this new year with ESG ripples echoing across all industries, sectors and geographies, whether from evolving laws and regulations, the rapid growth in impact financing and investing, or the continued dialogue about diversity and inclusion, among just a few factors. Against this landscape, we’ve laid out the five key ESG trends that we see having the most impact on businesses in the year to come, and provided some thoughts on how you can prepare to respond.

With so many powerful forces in play, there’s no escaping that ESG issues will continue to grow in importance for corporate boards, investors and governments. Alongside that growth will come opportunities and challenges that will need to be addressed through the law, making it critical that in-house teams are ready to respond accordingly. In the attached, we cover what we consider to be the five key trends:



Next steps

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Authored by Adrian Walker and Katie Dunn.

Adrian Walker
Partner and Global Head of ESG


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