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Why Startups Need an ESG Strategy

Pledge 1% Alumni
Vice President, Pledge 1%

Hi everyone,


Harvard Business Review released a great, actionable article on why startups need an ESG strategy early-on.


The full resource is found here.


Some key takeaways:


1. Clarifying your impact may be aided by answering the question "what would the world miss if my startup disappeared?"

2.  Your data can be your purpose friend or enemy - ratings organizations like Human Rights Watch dock companies that do not have clear data integrity and security practices. 

3. Only 7% of startups have a net-zero carbon strategy - this could be a differentiator for you as you pursue impact investments and/or growth funding. 


Happy reading, and Happy Thanksgiving!



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