Information on the Importance of "ESG" and Sustainability

Every investor looks for outstanding financial performance in the companies in their portfolio and in prospective investments.

Today, corporate reputation is more important than ever to many investors – “corporate social responsibility” is a critical factor to a growing number of investors and capital market players.

Corporate executives and boards understand that the enterprise operates with the permission of the marketplace – the license to operate.

Now, what were once non-financial, intangible factors in corporate performance have become tangible and financial factors to investors, lenders, business partners, suppliers, customers, employees, regulators, rating agencies, financial analysts, and other stakeholders.

There is an important emerging framework for investors, researchers and analysts, and for corporate executives and boards:  This involves “ESG” and “Sustainability” factors and corporate performance and reputation.

Today, “ESG” Corporate Performance Factors are important indicators for investors in the European Union, United Kingdom, and other global regions – and now on a rapidly increasing basis, in the United States.

Financial performance is still very important – but increasing numbers of investors are turning to ESG and Sustainability performance frameworks that indicate long—term sustainability of the corporation.

What is “ESG?”  What about “Sustainabilty?”
Why are these factors important?

We all recognize Einstein’s E=mc2 = The Keys to Understanding the Universe

Now:  The Keys to Understanding Long-term Success and Sustainability for Corporate Leaders and Boards, Investors and Stakeholders

E  +  S  +  G  =  Sustainability!

Investors increasingly are focusing on

Corporate Environmental and Energy, Social and Corporate Governance Philosophies, Policies, Practices and Programs…

“E” “S” “G” Factors -- Becoming the Most Important
Non-Financial / Intangible Keys to Corporate Sustainability!

The Governance & Accountability Institute is the knowledge center for ESG issues and trends -- our team members are experienced strategists and experts in the nuances and complexities of ESG performance measures and the clusters of critical issues in each of the issue “silos” that [combined] make up the evolving ESG Framework – top lines being:

E – Environmental and Energy Issues and Concerns – Metrics of Corporate Performance

S – Social Policies and Societal Concerns – Demonstrations of Corporate Citizenship

G – Corporate Governance – Traditional Issues and Concerns

We help investors, analysts, corporate leaders, boards, social sector organizations, public sector managers and others understand the importance of ESG, and devise strategies to address risks and opportunities for their organizations…or for the enterprises they invest in.

The Institute resources and service offerings include:

  • Research and Analysis – of ESG Issues and Trends
  • News Media Monitoring – Analysis of ESG Media Coverage
  • Third Party Programs – ESG Advocate Community Engagement
  • Strategies for Leaders and Boards in the Corporate, Social and Public Sectors
  • Critical Issues Programs to Meet ESG Challenges and Opportunities
  • Ongoing Monitoring of the ESG frameworks

Finally, paraphrasing Albert Einstein...

Information is just that until you add experience.  Then information + experience becomes knowledge.  The Institute team combines vast amounts of information with deep experience in the subject matter to provide clients with knowledge about ESG and Sustainability matters.  Contact us for more information on how we can help your organization.


Governance & Accountability Institute is a monitoring, intelligence-gathering and knowledge management center operating at the intersection of powerful forces reshaping relationships between stockholders and stakeholders, and the public corporation. The key players transforming the markets and interacting with corporate management and boards include fund owners and asset managers and their third party advisors-in sovereign wealth funds,socially responsible investment organizations, activist hedge funds, public pension funds, labor union funds, private equity firms, investment banks...and more.

G&A identifies key players, monitors their activities, conducts research, charts the players's influence on capital markets and companies, and provides news and intelligence through G&As "SustainabilityHQTM" advisory services. SustainabilityHQTM resources at the intersections of powerful capital markets players--and the public and private companies they invest in.