As 2020 gradually fades into the rearview mirror and New data display This year is the hottest year on record, and the company’s board of directors seems incapable of responding to the risks brought by the climate crisis.
Bloomberg pointed out on Wednesday Among the 100 largest US companies, only 6% of the 1,188 directors have “relevant certificates” for environmental protection. Cite a study Provided by the New York University Stern Center for Sustainable Business.
Tensie Whelan of New York University told the publication that almost all company boards lack expertise on “financially significant ESG issues” such as climate change, employee diversity and supply chain scandals, and later added:
If there is no board member who has a strategic understanding of the problem, the board will not know the problem to be asked, or even the potential risks.
NASA analysis shows that 2020 is the hottest year ever [NASA]
Many U.S. company boards do not fully understand the climate crisis [Bloomberg]
U.S. company boards lack expertise on major ESG issues [NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business]