The market for environmental, social and governance (ESG) information is growing. Investors and other stakeholders are increasingly looking at the business world through a wide-angle lens. They realize that long-term sustainable financial success requires looking beyond the current quarter to the longer term. Stakeholders understand, for example, that managing waste, energy and water use and greenhouse gas emissions, providing safe working conditions and incorporating diversity into decision-making are smart business practices. Exceeding minimum environmental and safety standards can pay off with improved performance over the long term and an enhanced reputation for good management.
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