This short report is the start of a ‘Quest’ for The Young Foundation. It examines how FTSE 100 companies are interpreting the social dimensions of ESG. It also draws on a large survey of SME and large UK businesses. Overall, the report finds that the movement towards greater levels of environmental responsibility is broadly in strong evidence, but uncovers a lack of attention, measurement and commitment to social outcomes as part of ESG strategies.
Quest for the ‘S’ in ESG
This research report was developed by The Centre for Urban Wellbeing at The University of Birmingham, in collaboration with The Young Foundation, and the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Mental Health Youth participation leads and Youth Advisory Group.
12 October 2023
10:45am – 4:20pm
Join our day of net zero events, launching new research into family and community vulnerabilities in a just transition. Morning sessions focus on national policy, with the afternoon focused on regional policy.
Dan Farag, Director of Innovation and Practice, say meaningful solutions are led by people who’ve experienced challenges first hand.
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This paper was submitted to the Labour Party’s National Policy Forum (NPF) Consultation in March 2023 on the topic of empowered communities.