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ESG and COVID-19

In a world dealing with a major pandemic and heading towards a global recession, is ESG still relevant?

Our experts argue that COVID-19 has shown exactly why a focus on environmental, social and governance factors is vital for all stakeholders (shareholders, employees and customers) but that history also shows us why we should employ professional scepticism when business leaders talk about ‘business purpose’ and specific ESG elements. This podcast looks at what we can learn from history, where we need to employ ‘caveat emptor’ (buyer beware), what needs to change and where the opportunities lie for the future.



Blog posts give the views of the author, and are not necessarily those of Alliance Manchester Business School and The University of Manchester.

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