The Bottom Line: CEO Checklist for ESG

Business leaders are expected to develop a strategic approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and integrate ESG risk management into their financial business model. Director of Ergonomics Research Blake McGowan, CPE, explains how to get started using this five-step checklist. 

The Bottom Line: CEO ESG Checklist

Include these five items:

  1. Educate business leaders on ESG risks.
  2. Develop a strategy focused on material ESG risks and opportunities.
  3. Set long-term goals, targets, and measurements.
  4. Be aware of new regulations.
  5. Develop a robust disclosure effort.


Resources: Aniket Shah, ESG Research. ESG and Business Leadership: A C-Suite Roadmap. May 25, 2021. https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-020-10050-7