The graph below was created using Google’s graphing tools.
The horizontal bar graph shows 8 factors relevant to a company’s financial performance.
A survey of 238 CFOs, and others, on environmental, social, and/or governance company programs and their importance relative to the 8 factors in the graph was conducted by the McKinsey Company in 2008. For example, the most important way environmental, social, and/or governance programs influence financial performance is by increasing (or decreasing) the company’s reputation. The least important way is by improving access to capital.
Click here (PDF file) to access the report containing the data in the graph and other results on the effects of environmental, social, and governance programs on company value.