Infosys survey finds that companies should take action now to achieve ESG goals and achieve financial rewards through sustainability initiatives . 90 percent of executives said that their ESG investments yielded moderate or high financial returns .
According to recent results from the Infosys Knowledge Institute, the thought leadership and research arm of Infosys (NSE: INFY) (BSE: INFY) (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, Bengaluru (Karnataka), December 8 (PRNewswire): Increased ESG investment correlates with higher earnings.According to the Infosys survey, ESG Redefined: From Compliance to Value Creation, companies should take action now to achieve ESG goals and achieve financial rewards through sustainability initiatives.Nearly all (90 percent) executives said that their ESG investments yielded moderate or high financial returns.The majority of respondents (66%) saw ESG improvements within three years.To achieve ESG goals and sustain profit growth, companies need more financial resources and business model improvements, according to Mohit Joshi, President of Infosys.Despite the fact that 90 percent of respondents in our survey said that ESG gives a return on investment, there is also a delay in applying strategy to ESG when it applies to other areas of their businesses.To reap the financial rewards of ESG investments and have a maximum effect in fostering a more equitable, more equitable world, businesses must rethink their strategy to ensure that their efforts have a higher return.The Infosys Knowledge Institute provided several recommendations to help organizations increase ESG's financial rewards:-ESG is a proven moneymaker. If it aligns its operating or capital budget to increase ESG spending portion to 15 percent, a company that spends 5 percent of its budget on ESG can expect to see a one percentage point increase in profitOverlooking the S and G in ESG reduces profitability.Many businesses place their ESG efforts in the environmental context, committing to carbon neutrality, net zero, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.However, there are also opportunities to improve financial results by means of social and governance initiatives.According to research results, social commitments, such as board diversity, contribute to increased profitability An ESG leadership strategy correlates with a 2 percentage point increase in profit and revenue growth. However, only about a quarter (27%) of those surveyed believe their company has all four components in place.The C-suite and the top executive ranks, according to the survey results, were also the most overlooked areas for ESG improvements.Only 19 percent of respondents believe their organisation aligns executive compensation with ESG objectives, and only 30 percent believe their organizations share responsibility for ESG with the C-suite.According to the survey, almost all companies are interested in coordinating their ESG goals with their supply chain, particularly because more businesses are expected to account for their scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions. Only 16% of respondents renegotiate contracts based on ESG data from those in the supply chain, indicating a clear need for more representation in the supply chain and incentives to share ESG data, whether it be meeting new contract requirements or making themselves more attractive to others in the supply chain, according to MethodhodologyInfosys.The researchers sought out subject matter experts and business leaders to gain additional, qualitative data.Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting.Over 300,000 of our workers work to unlock human potential and create the next opportunity for individuals, businesses, and communities. 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