We discuss the intersection of ESG and talent strategy with the joint global leader of PwC’s People & Organization practice.
Now more than ever, companies are looking for ways not only to attract and retain top talent, but also to enhance and create ESG capabilities within their workforce. This week, Heather Horn sat down with Bhushan Sethi, the joint global leader of PwC’s People & Organization practice, to discuss how leading companies are integrating their ESG goals with their talent strategy.
In this episode, you will hear them discuss:
  • 2:28 - How the topics of ESG and workforce interact with each other
  • 13:16 - Transparency in the workplace and how companies are building shared values with their employees
  • 18:46 - Upskilling talent to manage the “E” imperatives in a company’s ESG agenda
  • 22:43 - The trust agenda: integrating stakeholder demands and a company’s purpose
  • 28:18 - What is top of mind for companies as they determine how best to embed ESG priorities in their organization
  • 33:31 - Recommendations for companies looking to attract and retain the best talent while meeting their commitments

Want to learn more about recent developments in ESG? Listen to our Q3 2022 Quarterly ESG webcast and catch Bhushan on how finance teams can work toward a company’s ESG vision. Also refer to our resource on climate change strategy as a differentiator for talent.
About our guest
Bhushan Sethi is a joint global leader of PwC’s People & Organization group, where he shapes and drives the firm’s global network strategy, delivering standalone and integrated solutions across strategy, management, technology, and tax consulting disciplines. Bhushan is a thought leader, public speaker, media spokesperson, and influencer on "future of work,” risk culture, workforce strategy, employee experience, and diversity & inclusion.
About our host
Heather Horn is PwC’s National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series. With over 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
Transcripts available upon request for individuals who may need a disability-related accommodation. Please send requests to us_podcast@pwc.com.
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