Infosys BPM and Everest Group Announce the Release of Thought Leadership Paper
We are thrilled to announce that Everest Group has released a thought leadership paper titled ‘Finance – Cornerstone of Enterprise Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Strategy.’ Kapil Jain, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Sales and Enterprise Capability, and Vinay Gopal Rao, Vice President & Strategic Business Practice Head, F&A, have shared their thoughts on this topic through a foreword in the paper.
The paper highlights the role of finance organizations and CFO offices in the context of ESG as CFOs are responsible for translating corporate vision in the finance operating model to ensure ESG implementation. It is critical to develop ESG plans through the lens of business and strategy to ensure that all ESG initiatives contribute to mutual and sustainable growth for the company and communities at large.
Stakeholder expectations from ESG programs have evolved over the years from ‘feel good’ considerations to include aspects of corporate governance and social responsibilities. Changing demographics, regulatory push, investor preference, and opportunities for sustainable value creation have led companies to increase their focus on ESG.