The Policy Liaison Group on Environmental, Social, and Governance is a cross-party forum convening experts, NGOs, industry and financial services to drive forward the ESG agenda in Parliament and Government.

We are a cross-party group with clear ambitions for the UK to strengthen its position as an ESG and sustainability leader globally. The Policy Liaison Group (PLG) on ESG closely follows all aspects of the UK Government’s sustainability programme, identifying gaps in policy delivery, informing parliamentarians, and forwarding recommendations.

"I'm excited to launch this new group, which is uniquely positioned to forge consensus and directly support policymaking with expert-led insight drawn from across the UK economy."

Alexander Stafford MP

Alexander Stafford MP

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Our Mission

Help parliamentarians understand ESG and how frameworks, metrics, practices, and approaches can deliver both environmental and social impact, while also securing a more stable and efficient business climate through effective corporate governance.

Our Vision

Building consensus with a diverse range of expert stakeholders to nurture a policy environment that understands how sustainability, economic growth and public policy link together. This body of knowledge and understanding will have a direct impact on the UK Government’s ability to meet its headline objectives across both the environmental and social pillars of ESG, while also delivering for the UK economy.

Our commitment to transparency

The Group is firmly committed to upholding the highest standards of transparency and accountability. The secretariat, College Green Group, reports all of the PLG’s sponsors to the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists. The Chairman of the Group, Alexander Stafford MP is required to submit this information in his Register of Interests. In addition, the PLG’s sponsors are listed on our website and exhibit the total amount of funding we receive from them.

College Green Group and by extension, the Group secretariat, adheres strictly to the guidelines set forth by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Code of Conduct, ensuring integrity, honesty, and professionalism in all our interactions and engagements.

We believe that transparency is essential for maintaining the credibility of our consensus-driven cross-party recommendations to Government. By embracing transparency, we aim to foster trust and confidence among our stakeholders, including parliamentarians, industry professionals, civil society and the public.