Unlocking the transformative power of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is vital for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to thrive in a sustainable future. While ESG was designed as an investment framework to evaluate risks, it also provided a set of principles to build impact-driven and sustainable business practices. Early-stage founders have a lot on their plate. You can start your impact strategy in baby steps. It’s not an all-or-nothing process.
In this workshop, you’ll be given an overview of the basics of ESG and a framework on how to measure impact through an alignment to Canada’s Sustainable Development Goal indicators towards impact and sustainability. You can take these resources and tools with you to audit your business, regardless of industry, to see where you may be making strides and where you need to start crawling. Knowingly or unknowingly, you may be unlocking impact, which is critical for future staff retention, investor readiness, and consumer buy-in.