An ESG assessment may provide a potential acquirer with a detailed analysis of a company’s ability to operate successfully in a corporate world with growing environmental awareness.
When it comes to helping the planet, having a smaller footprint helps. But when it comes to smaller real estate firms adjusting to an era of energy efficiency, sustainable construction and data reporting, being a mom-and-pop investor can make going green seem burdensome, or even impossible.
Data firm Yardi Matrix looked at the risk of weather-related disasters for the country’s biggest markets. As recent events both at home and abroad have shown, environmental risks ranging from wildfires to...
Picture the marquee surrounded by bright flashing lights as the Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) mandates, requirements and best practices are about to take center stage.
Two years ago, researchers at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business started collecting data to determine the real social and environmental credentials of companies in the S&P 500.
The incoming Biden administration brought these emerging issues of social justice, climate and environmental protection together, giving top billing to environmental justice, or EJ, policy proposals as a key priority across the federal government.
Since the Biden-Harris Administration took office, hardly a day has passed without a new, significant development on ESG issues.
While we do not know the precise environmental agenda of President Biden, based on executive orders and campaigning prior to the election...
As investor demand for climate and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) information soars, the SEC is responding with an all-agency approach.
On March 4, 2021, the US Securities and Exchange Commission announced the creation of a “Climate and ESG Task Force”.
In 2021, global companies will undoubtedly face significantly increased pressure from investors, regulators, and customers to disclose Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impacts – even when such reporting is not mandatory.
Recent research suggests that ESG investing does help achieve better overall performance.