ESG: Purpose or profit?
November 2021, The Ivy, London
Echo hosted a timely breakfast ‘Question Time’ panel discussion, to consider the implications of the rise of Environmental and Social Governance, on Tuesday 9 November 2021, at The Ivy, London.
While much is written and said about ESG's role in business and society, how should business leaders and those advising them practically respond to the often apparent tensions and contradictions between ‘purpose and profit’? We heard from four individuals who are at the heart of this debate – either driving ESG change in organisations or responsible for its governance.
We adopted a Question Time format to the meeting and used a series of 5 principal themes to structure the discussion:
Our high-level panel includes individuals who each brought a different perspective to this debate: