Typically, Indigenous worldviews hold a holistic viewpoint that recognizes the connections between all things. Western viewpoints have a tendency to silo values without considering the whole or oversimplify the relationships between all things. That being said, a new approach is being considered by First Nations, government, and industry to each create social, environmental, and governance impacts that can be measured.
This approach is called Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG); it considers factors of each of these values as part of the whole rather than individual factors. It is important to gather different perspectives on what the approach should mean and how it is used in British Columbia. Critical to the development of ESG is understanding the environmental, social and governance factors that matter to Indigenous peoples and community.
We want to hear from you to inform how government and industry uses ESG and to ensure Indigenous perspectives are included early in the creation of ESG standards in British Columbia. Ultimately this will lead to greater inclusion of values held by Indigenous people in the province.
The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary and you may choose to skip any question and end the survey at any time.
The information collected from the survey will be managed in accordance with the applicable Access to Information and Privacy Acts. Findings will only be used for the purpose of this research. The final research report will only include aggregate responses and select quotes will not be attributed to any individuals.
All respondents will be entered into a prize draw for a $100 VISA card, from which one lucky winner will be chosen.
If you have any questions about the survey or project please contact:
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