Review and Understand

A Wide Perspective

In many of our diagrams (“schematics”), you will see the image in Figure 2.1.

Figure 2.1 reminds us that whatever we seek to achieve under the broad heading of “ESG” must be informed by, and linked to, our wider organizational strategy. Any initiative or “target” not so informed must be declared as “suspect” and should be open to challenge. A soundly run organization continually reviews its business context to ensure it is pursuing the right strategy, overall.

This book is not limited to private sector organizations. “Business” is a broad term. Public sector organizations face the same ESG challenges as those of the private sector, and overall solutions will be analogous—if not identical—in many ...

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