Georgeson launches Global ESG Advisory Service
Georgeson, a global shareholder engagement and corporate governance advisory firm, has launched a global ESG Advisory Service to help companies improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies.
Georgeson’s new service offering will provide companies and their boards with both the insight and tools to understand their own unique ESG landscape, establish or advance their ESG practices and communicate effectively with investors.
The launch coincides with increased investor focus on ESG matters, with recent reports from Georgeson showing a record-breaking number of ESG proposals during the 2021 AGM season in the US and significant shareholder dissent in Europe over director elections, remuneration and share issuances.
“The 2021 proxy season in the US and Europe highlighted how focused investors have become on ESG concerns – and how companies must increasingly focus on aligning their ESG strategies with shareholder demands and expectations,” says Cas Sydorowitz, Global CEO of Georgeson.
“Investors are demanding change, including better and more comprehensive ESG reporting as well as greater transparency and director accountability.
“Georgeson is an established global expert on corporate governance advisory matters and our dedicated global ESG service will help clients meet rapidly evolving investor, market and regulatory expectations.”