IG1298 ESG Impact on AO and Vice Versa v1.0.0
- Maturity level: Alpha
Created By: Managing and Measuring Autonomy
ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) is a term initially used in the context of investing, managing the risks and opportunities related to environmental, social, and governance criteria. Currently, it is expanded to a set of principles affecting the wide range of an organization’s stakeholders, including customers, partners and employees, all of them increasingly interested in how sustainable an organization’s operations are. ESG has moved exponentially to the top of the list of main issues concerning modern companies. All stakeholders, whether as investors, customers, suppliers or employees are (rightly) demanding more understanding on the purpose and values of the business and its ESG commitments, and to see evidence of the business’s actions to achieve their targets, documented through relevant ESG metrics.
This document examines areas of ESG where autonomy-driven strategies, specifically autonomous operations (AO), can be used to deliver value to an organization’s stakeholders. Capabilities such as ESG monitoring with use of newer technologies at the core and edge of an enterprises touchpoint and relationships with partners require true measures of impact, and more importantly impact that assures the enterprises own ability to remain viable in the advent of changes to underlying investment principles.