Published: 27 April 2022
Boards often underestimate the urgency of talent-related environmental, social and governance risks and the actions needed to mitigate them. CHROs should define the most critical ESG risks, develop an action-oriented mitigation plan with cross-functional partners and present their plan to the board.
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Organizations around the globe cite environmental, social and governance (ESG) as one of the top risks they face. Eighty-two percent of survey respondents in Europe and the Middle East, 66% in North America and 50% in Asia/Pacific rated ESG risks as “important” or “extremely important.”
Employees are becoming increasingly important stakeholders. Forty-eight percent of survey respondents say the relative importance of employees as stakeholders has increased or significantly increased over the past three years.
Three of the six ESG priorities that pose the greatest challenges to most organizations are talent-related, meaning the CHRO is well-positioned to talk to the board
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