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Environmental and social risks and opportunities: Questions directors should ask

Environmental and social issues are a leading disruptive force. Transform this business risk into an opportunity to enhance your organization's competitive advantage.

Environmental and social (E&S) issues are evolving to become one of the leading disruptive factors that can impact long-term corporate value creation. While E&S issues can create business risks, they can also create opportunities for innovation, new product and service offerings, new market opportunities, and enhanced competitive advantage and business resiliency.

This document will help identify key questions boards should ask about E&S impacts, such as:

  • strategic implications
  • operational, reputational, and legal risks/opportunities
  • financial impacts
  • stakeholder relationships and engagement
  • internal monitoring and external reporting
  • governance and oversight