The Business Case for Climate Change: Putting the “E” in ESG

Thursday, June 16, 11:00 AM Eastern
Presented by:

Professor Witold Henisz|
Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management in Honor of Russell E. Palmer, former Managing Partner
Professor of Management
Director, Wharton Political Risk Lab
Founder, ESG Analytics Lab

According to a publication by McKinsey, “The E in ESG, environmental criteria, includes the energy your company takes in and the waste it discharges, the resources it needs, and the consequences for living beings as a result. Not least, E encompasses carbon emissions and climate change. Every company uses energy and resources; every company affects, and is affected by, the environment.”

One of the co-authors of that article is Wharton Professor Witold Henisz, Founder of the ESG Analytics Lab, who will speak to ALDA members on June 16 about the importance and impact of the E in ESG. Henisz has said, “These are concerns (environmental) that people who are widely successful capitalists are speaking out about. It’s not just fringe activists…When people at that level start talking about these issues, it gives them more credibility.” He will share more about that credibility, what it means for financial markets, and its relevance for ALDA member companies—from large, publicly traded companies to start-ups.

To get an idea on the level of expertise that Professor Henisz will bring to the session, you can read articles on Making a Case for Climate Change AdoptionFive Ways that ESG creates value, and  Humanizing ESG.