This short report is the start of a ‘Quest’ for The Young Foundation. It examines how FTSE 100 companies are interpreting the social dimensions of ESG. It also draws on a large survey of SME and large UK businesses. Overall, the report finds that the movement towards greater levels of environmental responsibility is broadly in strong evidence, but uncovers a lack of attention, measurement and commitment to social outcomes as part of ESG strategies.
Quest for the ‘S’ in ESG
Embracing the spirit of our founder, Michael Young, our five-year strategy, The Power of Participation, shares our vision to redesign the social contract between people, communities, state and business and shape a fairer, greener future.
This policy brief presents research findings and recommendations for how to ensure the UK’s transition to net zero leaves no one behind. It shares insights from a two-year programme of work, funded by the Nuffield Foundation..
This research report was developed by The Centre for Urban Wellbeing at The University of Birmingham, in collaboration with The Young Foundation, and the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Mental Health Youth participation leads and Youth Advisory Group.
Dan Farag, Director of Innovation and Practice, say meaningful solutions are led by people who’ve experienced challenges first hand.
Helen Goulden discusses The Young Foundation’s ‘Quest for the ‘S’ in ESG’ on the Turley ESG Bites podcast.
The independent review calls for widespread participation in low-carbon living – yet government policy hasn’t changed, says Samanthi Theminimulle.
This paper was submitted to the Labour Party’s National Policy Forum (NPF) Consultation in March 2023 on the topic of empowered communities.