ESG Council Report 2023

Established in 2023, the Ipsos ESG Council brings together senior level executives with responsibility for sustainability and the development of ESG best practice from some of the most respected corporations in the world.

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  • Milorad Ajder Global Service Line Leader, Corporate Reputation, UK
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The Ipsos ESG Council Report 2023: Exploring the latest thinking in ESG from senior executives responsible for sustainability and ESG in some of the world's most respected companiesIpsos Corporate Reputation has assembled some of world’s leading companies to form the Ipsos ESG Council. The Council brings together an impressive group of corporate executives with deep sustainability and ESG expertise.

The overarching mission is to create a forum in which ESG can be robustly assessed in its role as an agent for positive change. Council members provide critical insights on a range of issues both within the corporate environment and the wider world.

In this first sitting of the Council, members considered a variety of issues including the evolving role of the Chief Sustainability Officer, building a truly integrated ESG strategy and the tangible benefits that applying best ESG practice can bring to an organisation.

We hope you enjoy this edition of the ESG Council Report and please do not hesitate to get in touch with us about any of the issues we have covered.

About the ESG Council

Established in 2023, the Ipsos ESG Council brings together senior level executives with responsibility for sustainability and the development of ESG best practice from some of the most respected corporations in the world.

The Ipsos ESG Council’s mission is to increase the understanding of the key issues in the field of ESG and sustainability management within the corporate environment and provide a forum where senior executives can cross-fertilise thinking and ideas to tackle the strategic issues and challenges that they face.

35 in-depth interviews were conducted with ESG Council members between Nov 2022 – April 2023, either in person, by telephone or video call.


Table of contents

  1. Introduction: ESG Council Report 2023
  2. Chief Value Creator?: The changing role of the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO)
  3. What is driving change: The role of stakeholder management
  4. Building an integrated ESG strategy
  5. Doing well by doing good: Resilience, risk and the reputation value of ESG
  6. The Future of ESG?
  7. ESG - a time for leadership, focus and communication, but above all action.
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  • Milorad Ajder Global Service Line Leader, Corporate Reputation, UK

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