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During this period of unprecedented upheaval and disruption, some companies will rise to the challenge of the moment, while others will not. In many cases, their most enduring actions — and the ones that help them survive — will include ESG decisions as well as financial ones. How are companies ensuring employees’ safety? What benefits are they providing? How are they treating customers and communities? Are they evaluating the resilience of their supply chains?
During our engagement calls with executives and boards, we are asking questions like these to understand how each company is responding to the COVID-19 crisis and considering all its stakeholders. I’ve included a few of our investors’ insights here.
Carolina San Martin, CFA
Director, ESG Research
On a recent energy-company call, it was clear that the board and management have increased their focus on employees in light of the COVID-19 crisis. While they didn’t rule out…