ESG 360 – The ‘S’ Factor in East Asia: Key Takeaways from the Series

We review the key points discussed in our ESG in East Asia series, including the diversity dividend and employment, demographic pressures and business opportunities.

  • The big diversity question facing companies in East Asia is attracting more women into the workforce
  • The increase of industrial action in the context of the current economic downturn will concentrate investors' minds on the S component of ESG
  • Unique contribution from diverse employees will maintain companies on a high-performance pathway

In this episode of our ESG 360 podcast, we review the key takeaways from the ESG in East Asia series, including the shortcomings in current ‘S’ data and why the ‘S’ component is under-researched. We take note of the data for five big geographies in East Asia and where, in particular, Japan and South Korea stand broadly versus peer countries. We also discuss the business opportunities inherent in the ‘S’ factor and which industries came out top.

Contributor

    Viren Vaghela

    Viren Vaghela

    Content Editor

    Jim McCafferty

    Jim McCafferty

    Head of Asia ex-Japan Research

    Dr. Peter Matanle

    Dr. Peter Matanle

    Senior Lecturer, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield

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