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    2. How Businesses Can Remain Focused On Long-Term ESG Commitments

      How Businesses Can Remain Focused On Long-Term ESG Commitments
      Its fair to say that during times of economic turmoil, so many of us, whether individuals or businesses, go into survival mode by focusing only on the immediate challenges at hand. Yet, leaders must not lose sight of longer-term business goals and commitments. Don't let a state of crisis become a distraction from ongoing efforts to do business in a more ethical and sustainable way...
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    3. It’s Time to Focus on the “G” in ESG

      It’s Time to Focus on the “G” in ESG
      The largest mainstream institutional investors and the rating agencies that serve them now say they consider high quality Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices by corporations to be necessary for sustainable, long-term wealth creationa position that has generatedacademicandpoliticalcontroversy. But for all the debate surrounding the use of ESG for investing, virtually no attention has been paid to a core tension in the ESG policies of major investors and rating agencies ...
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    4. Russia, China And The Global Impact To ESG Investing

      Russia, China And The Global Impact To ESG Investing
      ESG, or Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) matters, have quickly evolved from lofty corporate objectives to integral elements of corporate strategy. Recently I described the pitfalls of measurement withESG software. Given the interest in this topic, I offer a deep dive on the topic with my colleague Adam Stahl, an energy security executive and former policy officer for the US Department of Homeland Security. See our earlier discussion on howcybersecurity ...
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    5. Rethinking Executive Incentives Can Boost ESG Performance

      Rethinking Executive Incentives Can Boost ESG Performance
      Anytime the economy hits a downturn, its a familiar story: Companies cut expenses through layoffs, and top executives get bonuses for keeping stock prices up. Today, this arguably hurts employees more than it used to. Even before the pandemic, 17% of adultscould not pay their bills, and 24% skipped medical care because they didnt have the money. And given the bruising, consistent rise in income inequality, the average employeelives paycheck ...
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    6. ESG: Will G Save Us From E and S Challenges?

      ESG: Will G Save Us From E and S Challenges?
      That climate change (E) and income inequality (S) are the two biggest existential threats of the 21stcentury is well understood. The call for urgent action is growing. However, some of todays most popular solutions like regulation, measurement, reporting, incentives, and cheaper capital are not enough to save Planet Earth and Humanity. Specifically, it might be time to upgrade the ESGframework to ESL...
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    7. Private Equity Considerations From The SEC’s Climate Proposal

      Private Equity Considerations From The SEC’s Climate Proposal
      Investment in environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors is a top priority for private equity, and it has been for quite some time. Thanks to the increasing belief that strong ESG scores command a higher premium,ESG has rapidly transformed from a nice-to-have differentiator into an integral component of each stage of the investment life cycle, from the growing mandate for investment in ESG to asset owners calls for general ...
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    8. Louisiana Divests from BlackRock over ESG policies: 'Would Destroy Louisiana’s Economy'

      Louisiana Divests from BlackRock over ESG policies: 'Would Destroy Louisiana’s Economy'
      Louisiana Treasurer John Schroder penned a letter toBlackRock CEO Larry Fink, explaining the state would liquidate all BlackRock investments within three months and, over a period of time, divest nearly $800 million from the bank's money market funds, mutual funds or exchange-traded funds. The state treasurer blasted Fink's pursuit of so-calledenvironmental, social and governance (ESG) standardsthat promote green energy over traditional fossil fuels...
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    9. The Power Of Purpose: How ESG Affects Your Company's Talent

      The Power Of Purpose: How ESG Affects Your Company's Talent
      Decades of fossil-fueled economic development have cost the environment. Of the 1.2 million people spread across 50 countries, who weresurveyed by the United Nations Development Programme(download required), 64% recognize climate change as an emergency, and more than half of this group agreed that measures to try and halt climate change should be urgently prioritized. This is a sentiment that I've observed has begun to permeate the global ...
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    10. More Executives Could See Their Compensation Tied to ESG Goals if SEC Finalizes Climate Disclosure Rules

      More Executives Could See Their Compensation Tied to ESG Goals if SEC Finalizes Climate Disclosure Rules
      Company executives will increasingly have another thing to worry about when it comes to how their compensation is calculated: how well companies are doing on environmental, social and governance (ESG) or non-financial matters. Traditionally, executives have largely been driven solely by financial performance and shareholder returns. But some large public company executives in recent years have had a small portion of their compensation tied to ESG goals, about 5 to ...
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  2. Quotes about ESG investing

    1. I'm not surprised that Vanguard's board is fighting these proposals. I don't believe that socially responsible or ESG investing is necessarily a road to higher returns.
      In Vanguard's Sleepy Proxy Vote has One Quirk: Will Shareholders Divest from PetroChina/SinoPec?
    2. We should see less coal mines. We should be seeing more solar farms, thanks to the rise of ESG investing.
      In How Corporate Governance Is Changing