Arina Abbott oversees marketing at Green Alpha Advisors, an asset manager that invests public equities in the innovation-driven, sustainable economy.
While fossil fuel risk has reared its ugly head in the form of blazing fires, stronger storms, and oil-stained beaches, the U.S. remains home to the highest number of climate change deniers in the world. Meanwhile, systemic inequality has continued to demonstrably strengthen its grip on American society and its economy, yet people still have no idea how unequal society has actually become.
I’d like to thank Todd Cort and Dan Esty for their commitment to the exchange of original ideas related to the increasingly important topic of ESG data and metrics.
Their scholarship and stewardship helped create what many are now calling a seismic shift in the discourse on ESG. I’d also like to thank all the contributors for their thoughtful, well-reasoned essays and our sponsors for their courage to partner with us on this critical topic.
Sponsors of the latest issue of the Journal of Environmental Investing
It is with great pride that we brought you this recent special issue of the JEI covering the State of ESG Data and Metrics, which marked our 8th year of publication and was hosted for the first time by two leading academics at Yale, Professors Dan Esty and Todd Cort. We once again thank our sponsors.
EOS Climate has just completed the first project to generate verified emission reductions (VERs), also known as carbon credits, from the reclamation and re-use of hyrdofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.
JEI Publisher Angelo Calvello explores “Divestment as Abdication” in his December column for Chief Investment Officer (CIO) magazine. Homing in on the unique nature of the fossil fuel divestment campaign, he advises CIOs to embrace divestment, but as a call to action: identify, measure, and manage exposure to the risks of carbon and climate with existing analytical tools.
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