Investors, governments, and business partners are increasingly looking to ESG criteria as a reflection of a company’s merit. Over the past decade, the energy sector has made significant progress in providing greater transparency on ESG policies, goals and performance and there is a recognition that ESG criteria provide insight into the risks and growth potential of a company. However, many employees struggle to see their role in ESG performance, reminiscent of how safety was once viewed as solely the responsibility of the Safety Department. This session will explain ESG and why it matters to both employers and employees. Presentations will explore how ESG criteria are utilized the concept of reputation as a principle risk. The concepts within both ESG and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) will be unpacked to demonstrate the employee’s role with examples of how companies, industries and individuals have strengthened their businesses and working relationships.