There has never been a more important time to establish strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices within Australian businesses and, at Moir Group, we believe that the finance function is pivotal in leading and driving success for businesses in this area.

 

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The majority (87%) of ASX200 companies now report annually on material ESG risks and opportunities. This is not surprising as businesses that perform well in this area, alongside financial risk and return, are shown to have a long-term competitive advantage. Conversely, those with materially poor ESG credentials have the potential for under-performance in a number of key areas.

The finance function is a key driver of success in this area due to the roles of finance in sourcing, costing and allocating capital, risk management and longer term strategic planning. In turn, there is significant pressure on finance leaders to lead and deliver for their businesses in this area.

 

As leaders, CFO’s have no right or option not to lead on ESG and climate change

Stephen Moir

How Environmental, Social & Governance relates to the recruitment sector

Strong ESG credentials can be a key point of difference in the employment market. Working for organisations with aligned values may be motivating and engaging for many of your staff.

In addition to this, we are seeing the emergence of a number of ESG specialist roles, positioned on the spine of the finance function. Roles such as Head of Sustainability and Sustainability Analyst are becoming increasingly sought after as businesses seek to successfully lead and manage quality ESG practices and measures.

How we can help

At Moir Group, we strive to support our clients and candidates as they navigate this complex area.

As a business, we continue to grow our expertise in ESG and sustainability recruitment within the finance function, and continue to assist businesses in sourcing experienced professionals with strong ESG credentials.

In addition to this we regularly post content and run free events on key issues relating to Finance and ESG. You can read highlights from our latest ESG events here and here.

 

Our commitment to ESG

At Moir Group, we are committed to driving positive change with strong, effective ESG practices being a central part of how our business operates. As part of this commitment, we are currently on a journey towards achieving carbon neutral accreditation, as well as partnering with like-minded businesses.

By partnering for the longer term and developing deep relationships, we can influence other companies to make positive changes that help deliver sustainable outcomes, benefiting all of us.