Corporate Strategies for ESG Data Management to Drive Positive Impact, Informed Decision-making, and Long-term Value Creation

October 12, 2023 1:00pm

Jayme Colosimo
ESG Investment Director
Capital Group

John Anthony Hodges
Director of ESG, Climate and CSR
Burlington Stores

Punita Patel
Head of Supplier Diversity, Sustainable Procurement - ESG
Guardian Life

Moderator:

Brian Matt
Director, Head of ESG Advisory
New York Stock Exchange

Mitigating the risks of greenwashing requires a multifaceted approach that prioritizes transparency, accountability, and accurate communication. During this panel, we will explore strategies that businesses can use to navigate the complex landscape of sustainability, avoid greenwashing, and demonstrate an authentic commitment to environmental responsibility, including:

  • Providing clear information about your sustainability efforts and keys to avoiding exaggerated claims through the use of third-party certifications or labels to provide independent verification of your green credentials
  • Using accurate and understandable language that avoids greenwashing clich├ęs and generalizations
  • Evaluating the environmental impact of your product or service from raw material extraction to disposal, and implementing a holistic view of your environmental footprint to identify areas for improvement
  • Investing in educating your employees about greenwashing and the importance of accurate environmental claims
  • Collaborate with environmental organizations, NGOs, and other stakeholders to gain insights and feedback on your sustainability initiatives