About ESG.ORG

What is ESG?

ESG (environmental, social and governance) is a general term used in capital markets and used by investors to evaluate corporate behavior and to determine the future financial performance of companies. — Financial Times


Environmental, Social And Governance is the new measure of success for corporations, non-profits and countries alike.  Trillions of dollars are committed to ensuring the perpetuation of ESG Principles.  

Why do I care about ESG?

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink proclaimed in his annual letter in January that, "To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society."


Fink also predicted that in the near future, all investors will be using ESG (environmental, social, governance) metrics to determine the value of a company.

Come Join us on an important journey!

Our primary goal is to utilize Governance to help ESG practitioners define a future that is achievable and measurable.  


Board Members, Corporate Executives, ESG Professionals, Government, Associations, Nonprofits and Global Citizens all benefit from ESG.


The ESG.ORG Mandate

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Host ESG Events across the United States & International

Provide events to allow diverse groups of corporate functions to interact and share knowledge on this very important topic.  The complexity of supporting so many participants requires a new approach to solve the problem.

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Provide ESG Guidance on Related Frameworks

Provide guidance and support for the harmonization efforts required to organize, synthesize, and operationalize the disparate silos which comprise ESG today.  A new risk landscape requires a new approach to harmonization and transversal alignment for corporations and investors alike.

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Support Diverse ESG Research Efforts

Provide research and support by considering various methods to support and increase the transparency and accountability goals stated herein.  News aggregation, events calendar and other important research and development activities.

ESG Reporter in the NEWS

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2020 elections could help socially responsible investments soar

https://www.investmentnews.com/article/20191126/FREE/191129947


ESG.ORG Comment: The geopolitical fate of our globe has significant implications to the ESG Industry, how does one keep up?

ESG Review Should Be Board Priority For 2020

https://boardmember.com/esg-review-should-be-board-priority-for-2020/


ESG.ORG Comment: Priorities meet regulations and social sentiment, I reckon there will be a bit of reconciliation!

Despite SEC Scrutiny, ESG Investing Growth to Continue in 2020

https://www.thinkadvisor.com/2019/12/24/despite-sec-scrutiny-esg-investing-growth-to-continue-in-2020/?slreturn=20200006133955


ESG.ORG Comment: The SEC Proxy conversation tell us that the tides are turning for this aircraft carrier.

Your complete guide to investing with a conscience, a $30 trillion market just getting started

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/14/your-complete-guide-to-socially-responsible-investing.html


ESG.ORG Comment: 30 Trillion Dollars for “doing the right thing” seems like a lot of incentive, gosh they said TRILLIONS!

20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2020

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/20-c-suite-sustainability-champions-2020


ESG.ORG Comment: A formidable roster of champions all dedicated to the ESG cause.

Corporate sustainability leaders share excitements, fears for 2020

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/corporate-sustainability-leaders-share-excitements-fears-2020


ESG.ORG Comment: ESG is a double edged sword with benefits and loses, but the court of public opinion says you MUST do something.

Climate activists look for a tougher BlackRock in 2020

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-blackrock/climate-activists-look-for-a-tougher-blackrock-in-2020-idUSKBN1YR15Z


ESG.ORG Comment: Blackrock has been at the forefront of pushing this agenda, curious to see what more aggressive looks like.

Assets Invested In ESG ETFS Reaches New Record

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/assets-invested-in-esg-etfs-etps-globally-reaches-record-%2452.35-billion-at-end-of-november


ESG.ORG Comment: ESG ETF @ 52 Billion creates an incredible record of continued upside.


Social responsibility a ‘top priority’ for millennial investors

https://thenewdaily.com.au/finance/finance-news/2020/01/05/responsible-investing-millennials/


ESG.ORG Comment: Millennials are pushing the ESG envelope, but the real gorillas are the institutional investors.

A resolution for the PRI: From fairytales to real commitments

https://www.responsible-investor.com/articles/a-resolution-for-the-pri-from-fairytales-to-real-commitments


ESG.ORG Comment: Fairytales are managed with Governance and Metrics, all dreams can become a reality.

ETF Insight: Consistent ESG data needed for sustainable investing to avoid greenwashing issues

https://www.etfstream.com/feature/10103_etf-insight-consistent-esg-data-needed-for-sustainable-investing-to-develop/


ESG.ORG Comment:  Data Governance is the key to managing the risks of greenwashing.

ESG can be a reputational risk for the asset management industry

https://www.investmenteurope.net/opinion/4008682/esg-reputational-risk-asset-management-industry


ESG.ORG Comment: Risk here, Risk there, Risk everywhere and how are corporations supposed to manage this all Risk?

2020 ESG Events Calendar

This section lists the upcoming events focused on ESG topics of interest to practitioners.  


February 19-20, 2020

Sustainable Brands 2020 - Yokohama

Yokohama, Japan

Event Details

February 19-20, 2020

Sustainable Brands 2020 - Yokohama

Yokohama, Japan

February 24, 2020

Industry's ESG Evolution: The Link to Social, Corporate & Regulatory Value

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1740 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Event Details

February 24, 2020

Industry's ESG Evolution: The Link to Social, Corporate & Regulatory Value

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1740 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

March 3, 2020

PERE Debt Forum

Singapore

Event Details

March 4-5, 2020

PERE Asia Summit

Grand Hyatt Singapore

Event Details

March 5, 2020

AIMA APAC Annual Forum 2020

JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong

Event Details

March 5, 2020

JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong

More Events

Our Members

Institutional Investors

Investors are increasingly concerned that their revenue targets and returns are in alignment with the core principles of ESG and they are rewarding companies that are also in agreement.

Corporate Board Members

With investor activism at an all time high, board members are loath to ignore this important topic.

Corporate Executives - C Suite

As Board Members pressure increases, so shall that of Corporate Executives who are charged with managing ESG risks on a daily basis.

Industry & Nonprofits

This member type has numerous benefits realized by an ESG strategy from economic growth to innovation and international support.

ESG Professionals

As the warriors in the trenches, these members stand ready to enjoy the benefits of greater visibility and new job opportunities and the self-worth one derives from working on such an important mission.

Global Citizens

Everyone benefits from an enhanced focus on ESG principles.  From future workforce, to our seniors and most importantly for the future of our planet, in more ways than imaginable.

ESG: A factor in sustainable investment by BNP Paribas

Check out this great video from BNP Paribas for an excellent overview of ESG.

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