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Insight of the Week: Corporate Affairs Professionals Say Climate Change is the Most Pressing ESG Issue for Global Business

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Insight of the Week
16/07/2021
Anneke Greyling

Corporate Affairs Professionals Say Climate Change is the Most Pressing ESG Issue for Global Business

Specific ESG Issues as Most Pressing, Total Mentions, All Corporate Affairs Respondents (%), 2020–2021​

ESG performance tops the list of Corporate Affairs risk priorities globally for organizations, and Corporate Affairs professionals surveyed across the world point to climate change as the most pressing ESG issue.

While climate change broadly is less top-of-mind since last year, there is a dramatic increase in concern around net zero and carbon emissions as a critical issue. This suggests that Corporate Affairs priorities are becoming more focused on net zero strategies.

The COP 26 meeting in Glasgow later this year will likely bring this into even sharper focus.

Data source: Oxford-GlobeScan Global Corporate Affairs Survey Report 2021.

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