ESG or environmental, social and governance is a holistic approach to sustainability.
Getting the right people to implement any environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy is clearly important, making the interview stage for senior ESG appointments a key moment.
Choosing the right ESG interview questions will allow employers to understand the sort of leadership capabilities a candidate has alongside the expertise they bring.
What is ESG?:
At the most basic level ESG stands for environmental, social and governance, with these three criteria broken down individually within a company’s ESG policy.
Environmental: The environmental aspect of ESG looks at how a business operates as a steward of the natural environment, focusing on all aspects of sustainability including waste, pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
Social: The social element of a company’s ESG framework examines the impact of operations on the human rights of workers, covering areas such as diversity and inclusion, workplace equality and pay and conditions.
Governance: The governance aspect of ESG looks at how a business polices itself and its corporate governance. This can relate to issues such as transparency, accountability, and compliance.
ESG interview questions:
Our downloadable template contains ESG job interview questions that should be asked of someone applying for a senior environmental, social and governance role. It includes important questions such as:
What experience do you have with ESG frameworks?
What do you see as the three essential pillars of ESG?
What ESG key performance indicators do you work towards?
How do you keep track of evolving trends in ESG?
What ESG certifications do you hold?
These questions will allow employers to understand the sort of leadership capabilities a candidate has alongside the expertise they bring. You will find many more on our downloadable template to give you the best possible chance of recruiting the highest calibre of ESG professional.
Download our free template, ‘ESG interview questions for senior roles’, by clicking on the button at the top of the page.