ESG is now, according to the CBI, “at the top of boardroom agendas everywhere”. Organisations are expected and required to communicate and report on their environmental, social and governance activities. The impact for the communication professional working in this environment today is significant. The journey to becoming a more sustainable organisation cannot be managed by one department but the role of PR will play an increasingly important role. 

The CIPR’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Panel will bring together PR and ESG specialists to articulate and reinforce the role of communications in shaping, delivering and expediting organisational sustainability, while combating greenwashing. 

The panel aims to identify and promote the roles and responsibilities of the PR professional, support the profession with continuing professional development and understanding of ESG and, build key networks between stakeholder groups and markets. 


  • Suzy Giles – Chair 
  • Claire Mason 
  • Duncan Sparke