What Popular Media Gets Wrong About ESG
Everywhere you look people are talking about ESG. But in nearly every case, critics use the term inaccurately. The result? Stakeholders often talk past one another. Corporations aren’t sure what to prioritize and even worse, ESG is often hijacked for political ends. We explain the key differences between values-based investing, impact investing and ESG.
SEC Proposes Additional Disclosures on ESG Frameworks from Investment Advisers
In May 2022, the SEC proposed additional disclosure rules for funds claiming to achieve a specific ESG impact. Under the new rules, these funds would be required to disclose the ESG factors considered in their investment strategy, as well as the metrics used to evaluate progress towards the fund’s objectives. How will your fund be affected? Read on for the fine print.
3E Summary: SEC Releases New Climate Change Disclosures
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced a landmark proposal to advance and standardize disclosures related to climate change, requiring public companies to disclose certain climate-related risks in their statements and reports. Underneath the 500 page proposal, what does this mean for corporate issuers and investors? We pull out the fine print on today’s announcement and what this means for companies in 2022 and beyond.
Understanding the ‘G’ in ESG: Moving Beyond Proxy Season
Companies are facing headwinds when it comes to board director reelection. In this environment, companies need to be proactive both with shareholder engagement and director preparation. How can your company increase shareholder engagement and promote board reelection? We share the key trends shaping our current environment then explore five strategies for the future.
Understanding the Inflation Reduction Act: Key Attributes and Opportunities
In August 2022, President Biden signed the historic Inflation Reduction Act (“IRA”), the largest climate and energy bill ever enacted in the United States. Under the new bill, $369 billion will be invested in decarbonizing the U.S., through incentives for clean tech and corporate energy procurement. How can your business participate in these historic rebates and credits? Read our analysis here.
Simplifying the Social ‘S’ Component of ESG
Defining the ‘S’ in ESG is not as simple as accounting for carbon output or measuring board representation. But categories like social capital, human capital and product innovation represent unique tools to assess both risk and opportunity for companies to generate long-term value. Looking for more information on how to quantify the ‘S’ for your business? Read on for 3E’s primer on measuring key social issues for your business.
2022 IPCC Report: Corporate Considerations and Call to Action
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability report. This report draws attention to 127 key risks associated with climate change, and the urgency around taking adaptive measures to build more resilient infrastructure.
Advancing the ‘E’ in ESG: Hands-On Strategies for Measuring, Communicating and Achieving Your Goals
The push toward net-zero carbon is putting a lot of pressure on corporations to step up ESG performance. But the link between environmental considerations and durable financial performance is not always clear. Join 3E’s Chad Spitler and a panel of experts on Thursday, 3/31 at 1pm ET for a conversation on strengthening the environmental (‘E’) component of your ESG strategies. This webinar is part of a three part series on learning pragmatic approaches to “E”, “S” and “G”.
The Case for the Corporate Climate Pledge
More businesses are taking the climate pledge: Net zero by 2040. Should your organization step up too? Below, in partnership with Broadridge, we share the case for signing onto the climate pledge and highlight proven strategies to make sure your organization is ready.
Investing for Global Development
Our newest VIA3 rating is focused on global equity and this month’s webinar on how fund managers align their portfolios with the UNSDG’s. This conversation, rather than a technical look at how a fund comes together, will be a look forward at the changes these funds are making in the world.