During the latest election cycle, it's been almost impossible to ignore the controversy swirling around ESG investing in certain corners of the political arena.
As a business leader who is vested in the financial and regulatory implications of ESG going forward, you might find yourself wondering what’s driving the criticism, and what it all might mean to the future of corporate sustainability.
Donor advised funds (DAFs) numbered roughly one million accounts hosted across 1,000 community foundation and nonprofit sponsors, with $160 billion in assets at the end of 2020. With a compound annual growth rate of 17% over the last five years, DAFs are growing much faster than private foundations as a storehouse of philanthropic assets. And, historically they grant more than 20% of assets each year. But what about the remaining philanthropic capital? Where does it sleep at night?
Active ownership plays a central role in managing risk and performance in ESG investing. Global Head of Sustainable Investing and Stewardship Julie Moret highlights examples on how active ownership works with human rights and diversity.
Participants include Mattel, Twitter, Converseon and Moderated by 3BL Media
October 5, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Converseon, the leading Decision Intelligence firm powered by Conversation Data, is hosting a webinar on October 11th at 1PM EDT on the importance of measuring stakeholder perceptions of brand ESG efforts through unstructured social and conversational data.
Experts from Mattel, Twitter, 3BL Media Inc. and Converseon will join to discuss bridging the ESG stakeholder measurement gap.
by John Streur, CEO of Calvert Research and Management
As we look forward to the next 30 years, we believe that capital markets are on the precipice of an increase in the impact of corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance on security prices. We expect a corresponding acceleration of capital deployed to solve the environmental challenges we face today, such as excessive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and plastic pollution. We also expect substantial improvement in corporate diversity, equity and inclusion performance.
CSRHub has recently added data from GaiaLens—a fintech platform that integrates ESG information from both structured and unstructured sources. GaiaLens produces real-time ESG signals on 17,000 public companies to support investment decision-making. Its data complements and helps complete CSRHub’s consensus ESG performance signal—which is used by corporate managers, investors, consultants, and researchers.
In light of my forthcoming retirement in December 2022, I am especially pleased to be included in this 30th anniversary issue of GreenMoney. It has been a tremendous privilege to be embedded in the evolution of ESG Investing for 50 years, first at ICCR and then at Boston Trust Walden.
The headlines are a buzz. And in them, ESG has taken a beating, with “woke capitalism” as the click bait of the week. But we’re not worried. ESG can take it. We welcome the debate as it only makes companies’ convictions stronger. It refreshes their corporate purpose, reminding them why they are on this journey. And what is that “why”? An ESG focus–or sustainable business–is good for people, planet, and yes, business. Research shows better long-turn returns for companies that focus on ESG.