This unprecedented time demands concerted action by businesses, governments and civil society to build an equitable, resilient and sustainable future for both people and the planet. Businesses must take active measures if they are to achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. In this report, Advisory Member, Accenture, discusses this further.
Key takeaways include:
Companies with consistently high ratings for ESG performance achieved a cumulative return 6.3 percent higher than bottom performers during the COVID-19 market turmoil, from January to April 2020.
65 percent of consumers expect governments and businesses to prioritise climate change in their post-crisis economic recovery.
40 percent of employees think their employers' actions during the pandemic are not demonstrating commitment to the planet or society.