Embedding ESG into a merger playbook is a strategic move worthy of banks’ consideration. Bankers typically aren’t the segment of society that gets a lot of sympathy. First responders, military personnel, and even TikTok influencers can pull at the heartstrings, but bankers? Nah! However, pull out a Kleenex because one must admit that bankers are surrounded on all fronts right now from a strategic standpoint.