If you look at Biden’s infrastructure bill, which has a massive level of ESG incentives, if you look at California, New York, Massachusetts, and other states that have enacted similar regulations, there is a lot of [ESG] momentum both legislatively and privately with investors. For those companies that haven’t started, maybe we don’t make this about a wake-up call, instead it’s more about awareness.
The moment you bring awareness, the light bulbs go on. Almost half of our conversations start with awareness. We’re brought in and the client says, ‘You know, we’re hearing about ESG, but we don’t know what to do.’ We explain why E, S, and G matter in their world. As the awareness builds, so does the interest in effecting change. Because climate is not an optional thing, social economic investment is not an optional thing for companies anymore.