“I’ve always viewed ESG Navigator as a tool for corporate leadership to assess readiness for success in a carbon-constrained world.”

Dave Stangis – Chief Sustainability Officer – Campbell Soup [retired]

ESG Navigator distills 30 years of industry knowledge, interaction with many dozens of CEOs and Board members, and sustainability expertise into an easy-to-use tool. The simple rating platform helps CEOs and their staff understand where they stand on ESG today – and where to focus on improving.

Companies Participating

Over 100 major global corporations are actively involved with ESG Navigator – and more are signing up every day. Click here to view a breakdown of the “Founding” 60 companies in 2018; a list of Companies Participating today; and also a list of Historical Participants who helped shape the tool over the past 20 years.

Who is ESG Navigator for? ESG Navigator can be used by various individuals and groups within a company. However, it is designed primarily for use by:

  • The “chief sustainability officer” (or equivalent).
  • The person who oversees internal sustainability efforts
  • An executive (and team) who reports to the CEO and Board of Directors or Board Committee about sustainability posture, programs, performance, and plans.

Benefits and Value

How is ESG Navigator different? Why do over 100 leading global companies use this platform to capture value from ESg?

  • Built on Governance and Strategy. Not one of the over 100 sustainability rating schemes in existence today (e.g., Bloomberg, CDP, DJSI, FTSE4Good, Global 100, etc.) is strong enough on the three critical factors that matter most to Boards of Directors and C-suite executives: governance, strategy and execution.
  • C-Suite LanguageThe 17 Scorecard Templates comprising the Sustainability Scorecard are solidly business-focused. In other words, sustainability is woven into how businesses run – rather than bolted onto a set of additional metrics imposed by external parties.
  • Best Practice Examples. When working to innovate or evolve your company’s sustainability practices, it is helpful to learn from those that have been down the path before you. Real stories and examples from other companies can be powerful ways to engage others within your company. For each of the 17 elements – and virtually all of the ~129 Key Sustainability Indicators – the Scorecard offers short summaries and links to best practice examples from global corporations.


ESG Navigator is a completely confidential company benchmarking platform. Nobody sees your company data except for those in your company who you share your log-in credentials with.

  • Every individual/company that becomes a Registered User accepts our User Agreement that spells out the confidentiality provisions.
  • View User Agreement here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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In 1997, I participated in two Fortune 500 Board of Directors meetings that sowed the seeds for ESG Navigator. During those 1997 Board meetings, I decided to craft The Sustainability Scorecard – later renamed ESG Navigator.

  • Ashland:  During the 1990s, I participated in many of Ashland’s Board Public Policy – Environment Committee meetings. In one meeting, Committee Chair Patrick Noonan asked me if we could develop a scorecard that would help board members navigate sustainability.
  • Honeywell (then AlliedSignal): In over a dozen Board Corporate Responsibility Committee meetings, I watched CEO Larry Bossidy in action. I learned how he thought and how he operated. I also met in “executive session” with only the outside directors at the end of every one of these dozen meetings.


About Hedstrom Associates

To learn more about the work we do that largely “sits behind” ESG Navigator, kindly visit our website: https://hedstromassociates.com