The APPG has published this report to aid parliamentarians’ understanding of ESG with the aim of injecting momentum into the UK Government’s policy agenda, which should, in the group’s view, include a dedicated ESG strategy. The report was based on roundtables of the APPG over the last twelve months, supplemented by insight provided by the group’s Advisory Board and secondary research. The publication features case studies from BAE Systems, CBRE Investment Management, ESG Book, greenpeople.earth, and KPMG UK.
The report provides a straightforward definition of ESG, adding context to the major drivers behind its growth and addressing the key topic of materiality. The report also seeks to highlight ESG’s capacity to align public policy objectives with commercial ones, providing insight into the need for Government intervention to ensure ESG data is accurate and comparable.