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Mid-year status report on this year’s ESG predictions

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By illuminem briefings

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illuminem summarizes for you the essential news of the day. Read the full piece on Thomson Reuters Institute or enjoy below:

🗞️ Driving the news: A mid-year review of ESG trends reveals increased pressure on companies to prioritize sustainability, influenced by regulatory reporting, private company disclosures, politicization, biodiversity, supply chain focus, and greenwashing claims

🔭 The context: At the year's start, the Thomson Reuters Institute predicted six trends that would transform sustainability into a core business issue in 2024
• Midway through the year, companies are integrating sustainability into core strategies, pressured by new regulations and stakeholders

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: ESG considerations are shaping corporate operations and strategies, aiming to mitigate environmental impact and enhance social responsibility, crucial for planetary health and sustainable development

⏭️ What's next: Companies will likely face more stringent regulatory requirements and increased scrutiny over their ESG practices
• This evolution will demand significant changes in design, procurement, finance, and communication strategies to align with sustainability goals

💬 One quote: It was stated that “Indeed, claimants and their lawyers who leverage legal systems to ensure companies ethically create positive environmental and social outcomes in their operations will have plenty of public information to review for future potential legal action”

📈 One stat: A survey of 600 middle-market CFOs revealed that 53% have integrated or are integrating sustainability principles into their core business strategy

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