A growing number of investors want to ensure that their portfolios align with their environmental values in general and with their desire for action to address climate change in particular. And Interest in sustainable investing has boomed in the wake of uncertainty about the U.S. government’s commitment to the 2015 Paris Agreement. But many investors and investment managers remain skeptical that the ESG metrics available in the marketplace distinguish between companies that are helping to advance the world community’s commitment to decarbonization and a clean energy future from those that are not. They are even more doubtful that the existing ESG metrics will allow them to identify those corporations whose sustainability leadership will translate into material financial outperformance.
Hosted by the law firm of Bryan Cave and featuring leading experts on innovative ESG metrics from Constellation Research and Technology and oekom research, this special Climate Week event will offer a lively discussion about improved ways to gauge sustainability leadership and systematically connect financial and ESG metrics – with the promise of delivering both financial outperformance and better environmental outcomes.
Roberta G. Gordon, Bryan Cave LLP
Ariane de Vienne, oekom research Inc.
Robert Jenkins, Thomson Reuters
Professor Dan Esty, Yale University and Constellation Research and Technology (author of Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage)