Growing ESG expectations for the financial services sector

At a recent webinar, Ipsos Corporate Reputation shared the latest findings and insights on the ever-growing importance of ESG (Environmental, Societal, Governance) for the financial services sector and why it is so important and relevant to stay engaged with ESG for businesses. The webinar explored what this means for the future direction and stakeholder expectations for the industry, and why the role of the corporate communicator is of upmost importance.

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  • Alex Russell Ipsos Corporate Reputation
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Using data and insights from our latest surveys of MPs and Business Journalists, the General Public and also from Ipsos Reputation Council members (our community of senior corporate communicators from some of the world's biggest organisations), Ipsos findings show that paying attention to ESG is crucial to the future success of a business.

Of the stakeholder groups we surveyed, all agree that ESG performance makes a company more attractive to investors. Journalists recognise it’s importance across all sorts of stakeholder groups for various reasons, both internally and externally. 83% of journalists recognise the importance of ESG to NGOs and Legislators – an important stakeholder group as they influence law and policy that have direct impacts on business. 
58% of MPs agree that a link exists between a company’s ESG performance, and its attractiveness to investors, and 76% of Reputation Council members say that ESG is important investment appeal of a business.

The full presentation is now available to download. Please do get in touch if you'd like further information on how these insights can help your business.

The author(s)

  • Alex Russell Ipsos Corporate Reputation

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