Global Politics

Global Views on ESG and Corporate Responsibility

Topical Outlook of the H2 2023 Global Geopolitical Risk Report
September 2023

Report summary

Morning Consult's Global Topical Outlook Series offers incisive, data-driven analysis and charts on global public sentiment surrounding key political issues, along with six-month forecasts of where public views are headed. This report focuses on ESG and corporate responsibility, providing insight into public attitudes on corporate environmental stewardship and national emissions reduction efforts, as well as support for various kinds of diversity in corporate management.

For a comprehensive outlook and more insights on key topics, see the full Global Geopolitical Risk Outlook Report.

Key Takeaways

  • Overall, companies investing in ESG-related efforts globally will continue to see dividends despite growing backlash over corporate “wokeism” in some quarters.
  • Overwhelming majorities of consumers across the G20 continue to support corporate environmental stewardship.
  • Public support for racial and gender diversity in corporate management remains strong following a mild rebound over H1 2023.

About the author

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Jason McMann
Head of Political Intelligence

Jason I. McMann leads geopolitical risk analysis at Morning Consult. He leverages the company’s high-frequency survey data to advise clients on how to integrate geopolitical risk into their decision-making. Jason previously served as head of analytics at GeoQuant (now part of Fitch Solutions). He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University’s Politics Department. Follow him on Twitter @jimcmann. Interested in connecting with Jason to discuss his analysis or for a media engagement or speaking opportunity? Email [email protected].