The Top 3 ESG News Trends We Saw in June
Sustainability remains top of mind for many companies — both public and private — and ESG continues to be a growing topic we see in press releases distributed by PR Newswire. June was certainly no exception in terms of brands and organizations eager to get their environmental, social and governance news out.
Below is a roundup of the ESG news trends we noticed in press releases sent via PR Newswire in the month of June – and how journalists can follow the latest announcements to help inform their coverage.
1. First Half Sustainability Reports
Similar to what we witnessed at the beginning of 2022, many companies are completing their annual sustainability and ESG reports and sharing the results. They announced highlights around key metrics, milestones and timetables for their ESG goals.
A sustainability report is paramount in telling the overall ESG story of a company, and following these announcements should be part of any journalist’s newsfeed setup.
Here are a few recent examples:
- SunPower Releases 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report.
- Signet Jewelers Releases its Fiscal 2022 Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability Report.
2. ESG in Healthcare
Prioritizing commitments to various communities and organizations is a great way to build awareness and execute on the “social” portion of ESG. In June, we saw large commitments made to organizations within the healthcare space. Companies are providing capital and resources to healthcare providers to differentiate themselves in the industry while also providing critical services to underserved communities.
These types of releases help build a unique sense of awareness around social advancements and the betterment of communities.
Here are a few of the donations and commitments made in June:
- Johnson & Johnson Releases 2021 Health for Humanity Report Highlighting Performance on ESG Priorities and Progress Against Public Commitments.
- Bank of America Commits $40 Million to Expand Access to Primary Health Care.
3. ESG for the Customer
The more a company innovates on sustainable practices, the more opportunities they create to serve customers. This month, we saw the introduction of several environmentally conscious services that have been integrated into companies’ core offerings. Merging ESG into the overall business is a big step forward — customers, partners and the public are watching to see how well these sustainable services are represented within a company’s solutions.
Here are a few ESG news releases focusing on the implementation of environmental services:
- Trip.com launches integrated carbon program as part of their commitment to provide travellers with more sustainable travel options.
- Vistra’s Emerald Grove Solar Facility is Now Online, Providing Texas with Emission-Free Power.
Halfway through 2022, companies are making great strides in telling their ESG stories and journalists are keeping track. Sharing vital ESG timelines, milestones and details with a sustainability report helps keep companies committed to their goals. Targeted charitable efforts demonstrate a company’s commitment to the particular needs of communities. And nothing says “commitment” better than building ESG into core operations. Together these trends are elevating the sustainability messages that are getting stakeholders energized about ESG.
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