22NTC Session: Program
The ESG Opportunity: It Starts With Looking in the Mirror


With the world rapidly changing – we’re burning up or being flooded, there’s a political crisis, and not to mention the pandemic – change-leaders at mission-driven organizations must acknowledge they are not only doing good work but that they may not necessarily be focused on helping the environment or society. Organizations must ask: Are we carbon neutral, sustainable, green-friendly, community-oriented? Do we have committees in place to help with these topics?

Why should it matter to your nonprofit? When you consider investing in ESG, it may help bring your organization into closer alignment with your mission. You may have investors in addition to donors and members who hold ESG, or environmental, social, and governance, in high regard. Not to mention having sustainable, ethical business practices helps to attract top talent within both the organization and in the boardroom.

Session Type

60 minute session

Learning Outcomes

  • What ESG Is & It’s History with Nonprofits
  • Why ESG Should Matter to Nonprofit Boards
  • How Nonprofits Can Incorporate ESG Principles

Target Audience

Marketing and communications staff, fundraisers, C-Suite