Environmental & Social Governance (ESG) has been undoubtably moving centre stage for businesses, driven by its significance as well as legislation. We are increasingly seeing ESG crop up on board agendas and throughout due diligence, as well as starting to play a crucial part in growing sales, managing costs and increasing productivity via the need for new recruits to work for a company with a purpose. In today’s podcast Kevin Uphill, Chairman of Avondale, is joined by Martin Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Elephants Child, who specialise in helping UK SME businesses grow the value of their business. Some of the discussion points include:
- What is Environmental & Social Governance and why is it moving centre stage?
- Where does it fits in terms of business strategy as well as Mergers & Acquisitions?
- What are the reasons behind many SME business leaders not focusing on ESG enough? And why should they?