We believe in the power of partnerships and collaborations at ESG Gaming. We welcome collaborations will those who are our values and those seeking a genuine 50/50 partnership. We are particularly interested in working alongside academic institutions; other not-for-profit organisations; Governmental Departments; publishers, esports teams, trade bodies, igaming businesses and regulators. ESG Gaming will not work in isolation and as each product starts it development phase, appropriate partners will be sought. ESG Gaming will announce our mutual partners for each product as they launch.
ESG Gaming will be led by an Executive Chair and
non-executive board, made up of directors who are independent of the igaming
sector. Our initial board will have up to four members, of which 50% will have
Lived-Experience of gambling or gaming harms. Remaining members will have
relevant third sector, corporate or Ofsted experience. The board will be
predominantly externally focused and lead on strategy whilst providing support
and scrutiny to the executive team who will execute the ESG Gaming strategy.
In addition an independent treasurer will also be appointed and they will chair a Finance, Audit and Risk (FARC) sub-committee of the board who will have designated responsibility. The FARC will be predominantly internally focused and lead on risk, business process, audit and governance. The FARC will also lead on our relationship with our accountants, Crowe UK LLP. We anticipate recruiting for a treasurer in 2023.
As funding is secured, a small honorarium of up to £1,000 pcm will be paid to non-executive directors to recognise the expertise, support and insight they will provide. Our Executive Chair’s annual salary will be available to view the Public Record within our Statutory Accounts and CIC34 Report held by Companies House. Their salary, along with honorarium payments made to non-executive directors will be published on this website annually. ESG Gaming will also ensure our Statutory Accounts are published with a detailed Income and Expenditure report, so you will be able to read exactly the spend across our organisation. In 2021/22, our Executive Chair earned an annual salary of £900.00 and our non-executive directors gave their time voluntary. To view our 2021/22 Statutory Accounts, please click on the button below.
ESG Gaming intend to go above and beyond of what is expected by the CIC Regulator when it comes to financial and impact reporting. For example, it is our plan to pivot towards digital fundraising and having a digital leger on the Blockchain in 2023/24. This will bring about a revolutionary, secure and transparent way to show income for ESG Gaming and where every penny donated is being spent. Imagine if the taxes we pay could be tracked publicly and transparently, so we can see exactly what each penny we pay in tax is being spent on. We’d know, for example, if we are contributing directly to a nurses or teacher’s salary; if we are contributing to the building of a new hospital or if we are contributing to the UKs Armed Forces. We’d be able to track our tax payments transparently; that is our vision for ESG Gaming. This technology would also enable ESG Gaming to join the large growing list of other not-for-profit organisations who are now accepting Bitcoin, Ethereum, NFTs and other Cryptocurrency donations.
To promote transparency, please see below our downloadable board meeting miutes for you to read and review
ESG Gaming’s work will be guided by and specifically support the national strategy to reduce gambling-harms through (i) Research into the prevention and treatment of gambling-related harms and (ii) Harm prevention approaches. We will ensure all our activities are added to the Road Map for the national strategy to ensure transparency and evidence a joined-up approach to achieve the national strategy.
ESG Gaming is a non-for-profit, listed organisation which can receive LCCP RET donations. The donations we receive are reported to and published by the Gambling Commission quarterly on their website and we will also report these on the ESG Gaming website.
Finally ESG Gaming will uphold the principles of the national strategy by taking an evidence-based approach in all its work; evaluating and reporting our social impact and insight and we will organise ourselves in a transparent manner. ESG Gaming will not be a campaigning organisation; our focus is on delivering research and evaluated products to reduce gambling-harms in the United Kingdom to further build insight.