3 steps tech companies can take to avoid ‘greenwashing’ accusations
By Editor - Thu Aug 04, 10:00 am
Marjella Lecourt-Alma Contributor Share on Twitter Marjella Lecourt-Alma is the CEO and co-founder of Datamaran . Tech companies have historically been viewed more positively than other sectors when it comes to ESG issues, but over the past 24 months, impending climate-related regulations , and the rapid move toward greater accountability has meant that many tech companies are left exposed. Issues such as energy consumption, workforce diversity, human capital, security, data privacy and political misuse of platforms are just some of the growing ESG challenges tech companies are facing. In addition to preparing for regulations from the SEC and the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), tech companies also face risk of reputational damage from the latest crackdown on greenwashing . Tech companies stand to put themselves at risk if they continue to demonstrate disconnected ESG and business strategies. How big is the problem? The most common topics referenced by U.S.
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