AccountAbility CEO, Mr. Sunny Misser, shares his thoughts on good governance at the 2019 3BL Forum

Washington, D.C. – At the 2019 3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands, AccountAbility CEO, Mr. Sunny Misser, emphasized the importance of good governance on the panel, “What’s Next with ESG?”

 

 

When asked for his insights on how we should think about the “G” in ESG, Mr. Misser emphasized, “It’s not about ESG governance, it’s about ‘good’ governance. Good governance comprises three basic elements – managing risk, improving performance, and enabling engagement.”

He went on to explain, “Good governance creates better performance. Builds great companies. You buy stock in them. You create jobs. They pay more taxes. Improved overall performance.”

The panel went on to discuss the importance of diversity. Mr. Misser shared his view that diversity is about more than filling quotas and ticking boxes – it has to be about cultivating a diversity of thought.  “When an organization can assimilate different forms of thinking towards the collective good, and harness that towards improved performance, that’s when you can say you’re diverse,” he said.

Mr. Misser was joined on the panel Mr. Lawrence Heim, Managing Director, Elm Sustainability Partners, and Ms. Barie Carmichael, Senior Advisor, APCO Worldwide, moderated by Mr. Colin Tetreault, Senior Sustainability and Global Sports Scholar, Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability.

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