Four in five companies plan to introduce ESG measures to incentive plans - survey

78% believe ESG 'key contributor' to financial performance

James Baxter-Derrington
Just 48% have incorporated these ESG plans into all aspects of the business

Just 48% have incorporated these ESG plans into all aspects of the business

Four out of five firms (78%) are planning to alter how they incorporate ESG into their executive incentive plans, according to a survey from Willis Towers Watson.

Speaking to executive and non-executive directors and non-board member management executives at 168 organisations globally, the survey found that 41% of companies plan to introduce ESG measures into their long-term incentive plans over the coming three years, while 37% plan to introduce them into annual incentive plans. Federated Hermes EOS to crack down on diversity laggards Employers are also taking measures to incorporate ESG into their workforce, with 46% stating they had organised "listening strategies" to help them engage with employees, while a third have created a new executiv...

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