Why ESG Metrics & Strategies Should Include Mental Health


Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) frameworks provide a critical tool to advance mental health in

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) frameworks provide a critical tool to advance mental health in the workplace—and the movement is already growing. An ESG score derives from a company’s performance as measured by a set of social, environmental, and governance factors. ESG is also known as “sustainable investing,” which drives positive long-term impacts for society and the environment, as well as investors and the company itself.

ESG has proven both its business and societal value. According to a McKinsey meta-analysis, nearly 70% of studies of ESG strategies find a positive business impact, and global sustainable investment has surpassed $30 trillion. A mental health lens is essential for organizations to truly understand their impact—both positive and negative—on employees, communities, and society overall, and ESG metrics provide a mechanism to track this impact over time.

As organizations consider this opportunity, here are three ways to move forward:

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