It’s no secret that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are at the forefront of the national conversation surrounding social equity. These same factors are influencing decisions by institutional investors. A new Ernst & Young survey reports that, when making investment decisions, institutional investors are closely analyzing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the board room, amongst the workforce, and in recruitment initiatives. Because of the push by investors, many public and private companies are re-evaluating internal policies and considering whether to oblige investors’ interest by making diversity a priority internally, as well as publicly.
For more details, read the Alert published by our colleagues in the Diversity and Inclusion Counseling Team.