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J. C. WolfeDisruption in the Boardroom https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6159-0_6

6. Environmental and Social Governance

Jennifer C. Wolfe1 
Bluffton, SC, USA

We are in one of the most divided times in history; how do we balance out so many competing needs and be good stewards to benefit all stakeholders?

Environmental and social governance, referred to now as “ESG,” has become a hot topic in boardroom education. In brief, ESG means our society as a whole expects corporations to be responsible and accountable to not just shareholders but all stakeholders (employees, vendors, customers, strategic partners, and the community as a whole). It means boards may be held to a standard in the future for how well the corporation ...

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