Are environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs mostly about environmental sustainability?

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CIO and Startup Advisor in Software, 10,001+ employees
ESG is an area that's had an increased amount of attention not only because of the environmental cost of climate change, which is a big risk to growth, but because of people as well. The social piece is becoming even more important. For example, people are discussing the ethics around leadership pay as billionaires have become even bigger billionaires during COVID. It's an ESG focus that will put controls around that.
CEO in Software, 11 - 50 employees
I often struggle to think of sustainability without thinking about how a company can stay sustainable without considering employees. I see staffing as part of ESG.
President and National Managing Principal in Software, 501 - 1,000 employees
ESG is an area that's pivoted out of traditional sustainability talks. It may start with the environment, but you can't have an ESG program without employee social governance aspects as well. It's a bit of a loaded question because ESG is now being reported on in companies’ 10-K reports, but that's where we were going.
CISO in Real Estate, 51 - 200 employees
Broadening in definition rapidly, Carbon neautrality, decarbonisation, financial risk management based on climiate risk analysis , this is a new sector in development and certified B corp companies pushing hard to help us all realise our responsibilities.

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Director of IT, Self-employed
One thing I do is include them in the meetings about the changes that will take place and get their opinion.  I also lay out the pros and cons of the changes and how it will effect us as a team moving forward.

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