Why does ESG matter? When organisations commit to doing more on environmental, social and governance issues, it’s not just a box ticking exercise: it’s a statement of intent about making the world – and the world of work – a better, fairer place.
ESG performance has a real impact on employment and recruitment, because employees and candidates are increasingly concerned to ensure the place they work is aligned with their values. The things that matter to employees can include strong commitments to minimising an organisation’s carbon footprint as the world faces the climate crisis, rigorous monitoring of labour practices and ethics at all points in the supply chain and, internally, putting the structures and policies in place to create a fairer, more inclusive workforce and make decision-making more transparent.
On this page, Ius Laboris lawyers explore how ESG issues are shaping policy and practice in different areas of employment law.
In this episode, Catherine Leung, partner in our Hong Kong law firm, talks to us about how environmental, social and governance issues are being handled by employers in Hong Kong and the APAC region. We find out what kind of initiatives are being taken and discuss also the impact of the pandemic on the way workplaces now operate.