ESG - a transformation of companies is imperative

ESG/CSR - Why do all decision makers need to deal with ESG?

Regardless of how you stand on the subject and what opinion you have formed so far; you will not be able to avoid this topic!

ESG - short for Environment, Social, Governance, expresses expectations of companies about their environmental and social behavior, as well as compliance with the laws in the countries where the company operates. The term ESG has replaced CSR in the discussion. This puts more emphasis on the environmental side and governance. At the same time, the core, corporate responsibility, is pushed into the background with the term ESG.

Companies are required to report on the extent to which they meet expectations. However, neither expectations nor reporting requirements are regulated in one place and uniformly.

In addition to legal standards, the expectations of various stakeholders, from investors and banks to politicians and the public, customers and suppliers, and employees in particular, build up pressure on companies.

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Webcast - What you should know about ESG

4C expert Stephan Grunwald as a guest on Wolters Kluwer's CPM FactCast (CCH Tagetik product division)


What does ESG mean for corporate governance? This question was addressed by 4C Senior Partner Stephan Grunwald together with other experts in Wolters Kluwer's CPM FactCast (CCH Tagetik product area).
They discussed the following topics, among others:

  • What does ESG mean and for whom is it relevant?
  • What exactly do companies need to deliver and by when?
  • To what extent is ESG an auditing topic?
  • How does ESG affect employees in the company?
  • And many more

Would you like to learn more about ESG? Then you can find the recorded webcast here!

You can find more information on the topic here in the corresponding blog article: ESG - Why no company will be able to avoid it in future!


Our broschures for ESG

Whitepaper CSR Reporting, Study and thesis paper CSR Reporting


CSR Reporting - legal duty and marketing dumb or meaningful control?

Since 2014, certain companies have been obliged to publish non-financial information on corporate social responsibility. We provide an overview of CSR reporting:

  1. Challenges in CSR Reporting 
  2. Implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting
  3. Benefit of CSR Reporting
Study and thesis paper CSR Reporting
  • Motivation of the study
  • Experience in the implementation of CSR reporting
  • Summary: These are the issues that will need to be addressed
4C GROUP AG | E-Booklet Diversity, a real lever for top performance in a volatile world!
  • Sustainability, CSR, Diversity - What is it all about?
  • Can diversity have a business case?
  • How can diversity be classified? - A basic classification in HR work
  • A framework for leveraging the opportunities of diversity
  • The roadmap

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Stephan Grunwald

Senior Partner

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