This research report is based on detailed responses from over 100 UK business leaders, by Board Agenda and Mazars, in association with Henley Business School. Board Agenda asked chairs, chief executives, other C-suite executives and company secretaries about the extent to which their boards are focused on ESG.

The survey undertaken between December 2022 to February 2023, gauges the maturity of their boards’ thinking—and action—on ESG issues. The study reveals not only how much ESG is a priority, but how it is being translated into practical endeavour, and what companies finding both rewarding and more challenging. The research gives us a real insight into the maturity of thinking and action around ESG. The findings show that while the ESG narrative has changed, there is much work yet to be done. Compare the detailed feedback with your company's ESG objectives and strategies. A free copy of the report can be accessed here.