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Regrounding the ESG Conversation

11 Steps that chart a path forward and tackle inherent challenges

This article is adapted from remarks the author made during a session — Impact & ESG Investing: The Path Ahead — at the recent Opal ESG and Impact Investing Forum in West Palm Beach, Florida. I believe that the ESG backlash — which is not at all surprising to me, having spent my career in sustainability work and environmental activism — is, to a not insignificant extent, a political red-herring. It is used to create political leverage and election talking points, and it has little to do with what ESG actually is and does. Moving beyond that key point, it is crucial…
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Laurie Lane-Zucker is Founder and President of Impact Entrepreneur, a public benefit corporation and impact economy business that hosts the Impact Entrepreneur Network — a large, global network of “systems-minded” entrepreneurs, investors and scholars of social and environmental innovation — and publishes Impact Entrepreneur Magazine. For over 30 years, Laurie ... Read more
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