The SDGs offer us an integrated perspective to combat the Covid 19 crisis. SDGs were formulated to bring a global consensus on pressing and pervasive social and environmental challenges, which thereby rendered them universality in application and scalability in context, to gauge the impact of ESG investment strategies. SDGs help in mainstreaming the granular acceptance of ESG based investment decisions while anchoring their wider reach in corporate circles.
As businesses navigate through changes brought in by globalization, technology, society and consumer behavior, embedding Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into their core strategy can help deliver long-term value. The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced importance of ESG framework as a key approach to long term business resilience and further accelerated the transition to multi-stakeholder approach.