Tackling the ‘G’ in ESG: What can Chinese and Greek philosophers teach us about leadership?

To be a leader in tackling environmental, social, and governance (ESG) challenges, one must possess high moral standards. Moreover, being a leader takes a rigorous process of self-transformation and self-cultivation.

Through a dialogue about Socrates and passages from the Analects of Confucius, Professor Matthew D. Walker, Humanities (Philosophy), Yale-NUS College, Singapore, and CEIBS Professor of Organisational Behaviour Michelle Zheng offer insights on historical models of leadership and what we may learn from them to solve contemporary difficulties.