Sustainable Business Challenge Not Just About Saving Water, Pushes Companies To Embrace Diversity
“DAVIS: Your goals are based on sustainability, but not just in terms of energy consumption or the environment. You also focus on fostering diverse and inclusive workplaces. Can you tell me a little bit why it was important for you to include metrics like these?
GOULD: In the global market economy, the measures that account for a corporation’s prospects of being successful in attracting talent and attracting investment come down to a portfolio of measures that can be captured in “ESG” — environment, social and governance. So you see, the way a business governs itself, the number of women on its board of directors, equal pay among workers, inclusion and diversity strategies, these are as material to businesses and organizations’ success as is how much energy it uses, how much it spends on excessive use of water and so on.”