What is the mission of ESG@Wake?

The prominence of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles has grown in recent years as companies and individuals have realized the value of these factors in assessing societal impact. Addressing issues related to environmental sustainability, human rights, corporate policymaking and more is essential for businesses looking to be more responsible global citizens.

As Wake Forest University continues to live its Pro Humanitate motto or calling to use our knowledge, talents, and compassion to better the lives of others. It’s about us and the greater meaning of what it means to be human.

No matter your personal interpretation, it’s an opportunity to leave the world better than we found it. There are clear parallels between our motto and the principles of ESG. This challenge is all about engaging our students to learn about ESG and think critically about how to apply those principles to our own community.

The goal is to produce as many ideas for how to apply the principles of ESG here at Wake Forest.