Balancing Environmental, Social, and Governance Goals

What Banks and Companies can do on ESG and Sustainability

by Walid R. Alameddin



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/10/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781665720106
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781665720113
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781665720090

About the Book

Walid R. Alameddin, a trusted adviser to global banks and companies, highlights the main elements of environmental, social, and governance goals in this book geared for organizations that want to make sustainability a priority.

He argues for a comprehensive balanced approach when setting these goals to include components from each ESG pillar. Topics include reducing greenhouse emissions, changing the energy mix to achieve net zero by 2050, and addressing water scarcity, air pollution, plastics waste, and the circular economy.

Social goals covered include gender equality, financial inclusion, education, health, and consumer protection. Governance goals include board composition and organization, risk management, digital security, proper reporting and disclosure, and independent assurance and verification.

The author also highlights ESG considerations increasingly demanded by investors and other stakeholders, including clients, employees, suppliers, and regulators.

While the book focuses on banks and companies in emerging countries, the principles serve as an ESG guide to banks and companies everywhere.

About the Author

Walid R. Alameddin has spent more than thirty years in international corporate banking, risk management, and banking regulation. He worked with Citibank in New York, Toronto, London, Athens, Istanbul, and several countries in the Middle East. He has spent the last ten years in global consulting advising banks and governments for the Washington-based Promontory Group. He now leads the Amdeya Group, which advises global banks and companies on environmental, social and governance; performance management, and regulatory compliance.