Top Recommended Reads on ESG in Business

There is a world of writing on Stakeholder Capitalism & ESG in business, so I’ve distilled down my top 7 reads, to help you readily access what I consider are some of the most foundational and useful reads. I also include my own recent publications on the subject.

Sustainability-savvy boards - what can businesses, and the professional firms learn?

by Julia Hayhoe and Iris Mol, 2021

The Future of the Corporation: Moving from Balance Sheet to Value Sheet Report

by The World Economic Forum (co-authored by Julia Hayhoe & Beatriz Araujo), 2021

Enabling Client Success as Purpose-Driven Sustainable Businesses

by Julia Hayhoe, 2020

Green Swans: The Coming Boom In Regenerative Capitalism

by John Elkington, 2020

Principles for Purposeful Business

by The British Academy, 2019

Enacting Purpose within the modern Corporation. A Framework for Boards of Directors.

by Enacting Purpose Initiative, August 2020

Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism: Towards Common Metrics and Consistent Reporting of Sustainable Value Creation

by World Economic Forum, September 2020

A Friedman Doctrine: The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits

by Milton Friedman, Sept 1970

And for keeping current on debate & data:

FT Moral Money and anything written by Gillian Tett

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