Hymans Robertson On... Episode 110

Investment - putting the 'G' in ESG - the importance of workplace culture

26 Apr 2024


In this episode of Hymans Robertson On... our host, Ben Farmer, presents the latest episode in our investment series, and is joined by Simon Jones, Head of Responsible Investment at Hymans Robertson, and Annabel Gillard, International Advisory Council Member from the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE). 

During the episode, we look at putting the 'G' in 'ESG' (Environmental, Social and Governance), workplace culture and what trustees can do to capture culture in their decision making.

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Key Topics
  • Introduction : (01:15)
  • How do we define “workplace culture” and why does it matter? : (03:50)
  • How do we measure culture, and what does “good” look like? : (12:25)
  • What can Trustees do to capture culture in their decision making? : (18:30)
  • “What do you know now?” quiz : (19:40)


Ben Farmer

by Ben Farmer
Senior Investment Consultant

Simon Jones

by Simon Jones
Head of Responsible Investment