Investigations: ESG and the Rise of Transparency

The last few years have seen global developments (Occupy Wall Street, #metoo, Black Lives Matter and climate change activism) that have given rise to increased demands in accountability and transparency across virtually all sections of society. This demand for accountability and transparency goes way beyond workplace misconduct and extends to societal expectations on supply chain integrity involving environment, social and governance issues (ESG).

There is an increasingly heightened expectation that allegations of personal and corporate wrongdoing are acknowledged and taken seriously. Taking them seriously often means conducting a robust and credible investigation.

Our UK team shares some lessons learned from our global investigations practice and some basic tips for ensuring that an investigation achieves its intended purpose.