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Title: SP-393 - Understanding the Implications of Environmental, Social, and Governance Criteria on Capital Projects
Publication Date: 9/1/2022
Product Type: Special Publication
Status: Tool
Pages: 34
CII asked Houston Foresight to explore the future of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria on capital projects. The researchers delivered possible scenarios and recommendations, and composed elevator speech responses to address the most important implications.


CII engaged Houston Foresight to help explore the future of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria on capital projects between the present (then 2021) and 2030. The main purpose of the project was to explore and illuminate the possible scenarios and implications of ESG criteria, so CII’s members could be better informed and equipped for the future.

What are the future implications of Environmental, Social, and Governance criteria on capital projects, and what can we do to position ourselves for success?

This analysis is roughly a 10-year projection. The span of a decade is typical of foresight projects, and it enables exploration of a new approach to what ESG might look like, while also mapping the transition pathways. The geographic focus was domestic (USA), but the team also looked globally for relevant examples and insights.