This summary is provided by IPR based on the original study by PwC
PwC uncovered the views of public company directors on a variety of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters.
A survey of 851 U.S. directors was conducted in October 2021.
Key findings include:
- 64% of directors said ESG factors are linked to their company’s strategy.
- 52% of respondents supported tying executive compensation to diversity and inclusion goals.
- In the search criteria for a new director, the top criteria for a candidate was reported to be:
— Racial/ethnic diversity (25%)
— Industry experience (20%)
— Operational experience (14%)
— Gender diversity (12%)