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KT Michaelson, Framework’s Director of Analytics, writes in the Tableau blog this week about using data visualization in materiality analysis. “For all involved,” she writes, “data is at the heart of understanding and strategic decision making from the C-suite to the production floor.”

Read more about the materiality matrix as applied to Framework’s own business operations, and how we build ESG strategy from rich internal and external stakeholder data.

Business leaders are often surprised to discover how mainstream and specific the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) assessment of their companies is becoming—and just how much capital is being influenced by these considerations.

At Framework, we have found there are four assessment steps that will help any company successfully adapt to this new reality. To help you inform leaders and peers about trends in ESG evaluation among leading investors, we’ve put together a few slides that you may find useful in leading conversations. Please feel free to use and adapt these as you like, or to contact us if you’re looking for more data, customized business case slides, or support with your ESG strategies.

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Today, public trust in institutions is at an all-time low. Stakeholders expect more responsible management than ever from corporations, and investors are increasingly scrutinizing management practices with the help of a growing set of data platforms for evaluating material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.
Businesses are often surprised to discover how mainstream and specific the ESG assessment of their companies is becoming—and just how much capital is being influenced by these considerations. To stay ahead of this trend, companies, especially S&P 500 members and other prominent corporations, should examine the ESG/sustainability expectations of their top shareholders and the ways in which key ratings organizations are assessing them. 
Below we chart the dramatic rise of ESG factors in global investment decision-making in recent years, and offer 4 steps every company should take. The infographic is also available for high-resolution download as a PDF (2MB).

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