A Comment on “Responsible Investment in Blue Carbon Resources: ‘Constraints and Potential Motivations for Attracting Private Capital Investment in Blue Carbon Resources’”

William Page, Senior Portfolio Manager Essex Global Environmental Opportunities Strategy (GEOS) For background: I manage a global, listed-equity clean technology strategy, GEOS, and have been focused on thematic investing to climate solutions for over 10 years, after 20 years of ESG-focused investing. I found the paper by Ryan Cook quite interesting and insightful, as I have never heard of Blue …

Impact through Shareholder Engagement

Tim Smith Director of Environmental, Social & Governance Shareholder Engagement, Walden Asset Management       In the early 1970s, business history was made when religious investors filed the first shareholder resolutions on a social issue. The company was General Motors and the issue was GM’s investment in South Africa, a country known for apartheid and racial segregation. In those …

Beyond Intrigue

William H. Page, MBA Portfolio Manager, Essex Global Environmental Opportunities Strategy (GEOS)       Since we launched the Global Environmental Opportunities Strategy (GEOS) at Essex Investment Management over six years ago, we have been constantly reminded by industry peers, prospects, friends, and family that we are “very well positioned.” My co-manager, Rob Uek, and I frequently laugh that we would …