Get Involved, in collaboration with Velos Advisory, a strategic corporate advisory boutique specialising in delivering high-level corporate governance advisory, transactional execution and communications support, are launching a new initiative called ESG Insights: Impactful Awareness.
This initiative will report, on a monthly basis, on the most noteworthy developments on ESG issues and practices. Each issue will provide brief overviews of the most important ESG developments that have taken place domestically and internationally in the past month. Its aim is to promote ESG awareness in the Greek market.
ESG is emerging as a decisive parameter. ESG issues are now affecting governments, firms of all sizes, investors and societies. In the past few years, various significant developments that have occurred in the ESG spectrum, such as Agenda 2030, the European Green Deal and the Paris Climate Agreement, highlight the importance of taking into consideration ESG parameters in overall decision making.
The second issue of the ESG Insights initiative contains the most noteworthy developments in the ESG ecosystem in Greece and abroad, which occurred in November 2021. In this issue, the institutional and corporate developments which aspire to achieve an environmentally sustainable economy and society are examined. The COP26 agreement renewed the commitments of green transitioning and the “phasing down” of coal and fossil fuel. During the past month, supranational bodies as well multinational corporations took bold moves in order to achieve the Paris Agreement objectives.
Some key developments of the December Issue include the results of the COP26 conference, research publication from ECB on the preparedness of banks to manage environmental risks as well as the introduction of a further 14 companies to the ATHEX ESG index. It covers 13 unique topics from the international and domestic arena, ranging from decisions of supranational bodies, governments and multinational corporations.
The first issue contains the most noteworthy developments in the ESG ecosystem in Greece and abroad, which occurred in October. In this issue, the institutional and corporate developments, which aspire to achieve an environmentally sustainable economy and society, are examined. Moreover, to achieve the above-mentioned goal, the establishment of standardised and strict rules and the better monitoring of its course, are much needed.
Some key developments of the November Issue include, the announced advancements in the United Kingdom the achievement of a green financial sector, the offering of the biggest Green Bond by the European Union and the aim of the Greek Government to become the European entry point for cheap renewable energy from the Middle East nations are examined.
The ESG Insights: Impactful Awareness initiative, begins with an introductory issue that contains 29 ESG Definitions and Advancements. It focuses on all three ESG pillars, namely Environmental, Social, and Governance pillars, as well as on noteworthy advancements that occurred in the ESG spectrum, such as the Agenda 2030, the European Green Deal and the creation of the Athenian Stock Exchange (ATHEX) ESG Index. It is available in English and Greek editions. It should be noted, once more, that this is an introductory issue that aims to assist in the better understanding of the meaning and importance of various ESG issues. The next issues will be focused, only, on ESG developments.