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An Oxford-style debate, discussing what ESG really means, and what it is actually doing for climate action.
Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG for short) is a popular framework for assessing the effectiveness of corporate social initiatives. Investors often use it alongside financial metrics to evaluate decisions. But what does ESG really mean, and what is it actually doing for climate action? Is there an opportunity to inject
real purpose and measurability into ESG, or is it just a box-ticking exercise for appeasing stakeholder and shareholder expectations?