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ESGs: Building a Foundation for Recovery, Growth, and Resilience
May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Known simply as ESGs, environmental, social, and governance factors are becoming an increasingly important aspect of business strategy. Studies have found businesses with higher ESGs to be correlated with higher profitability and lower volatility. In fact, “impact investments” have surged in Canada during the pandemic as investors double down on their bets on social and responsible investing.
ESGs also provide businesses the opportunity to enhance their brands, attract investment and top talent, build customer loyalty, reduce risk, and ultimately build competitiveness. However, many businesses – particularly small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) – are unaware of the benefits of ESG implementation and of the potential risks of failing to do so.
As investors, customers, and partners increasingly expect businesses to incorporate ESGs, SMEs must learn how they can begin introducing some of this thinking into their businesses to build back up, grow and become more resilient. In this session you will hear from Greater Vancouver businesses that are leading the charge on ESGs, the strategies, the outcomes, and important insights for your business.