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Should investors focus on divesting from companies (exit) or changing them from inside (voice)?

In addition to direct investment in accordance with ESG principles, investors have a number of ways to influence and promote socially and environmentally desirable outcomes. In the news, we hear of investors choosing to divest from certain assets while others seek to drive company change as shareholders and board members. Though often discussed as opposing strategies, we seek to examine when and why investors may choose one strategy and how collectively these strategies can impact change.

On Monday, March 28, at 12pm CT, join Chicago Booth’s Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State and the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation for the second virtual session in the new Unpacking ESG event series, which will seek to investigate the ways in which ESG is, is not, and could be a force for social and environmental impact.


Elizabeth McGeveran, Director of Investments, McKnight Foundation

David Swift, Chief Operating Officer, Engine No. 1

Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, George G. Rinder Faculty Fellow, & Faculty Director, Stigler Center, Chicago Booth

Marianne Bertrand (moderator), Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics & Faculty Director, Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, Chicago Booth

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm CT (virtual)