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The Labor of ESG

16 mins listen February 10, 2023

There have been over 70,000 people laid off from their jobs in the tech industry – an amount unseen since the dot.com bubble burst. Layoffs are an inevitable part of a capitalist system and, so, come with the territory for companies. But what is not inevitable is the reaction the surviving employees have to seeing their friends and colleagues let go: will they be angry at the company they still work for? Motivated? Fearful? ESG tries to assess the long-term effects that layoffs have on a company performance. In this episode, we discuss how ESG does this and why it is important.

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Liz Houston

Vice President, MSCI Research

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