Global ESG (environmental, social, and governance) assets are projected to rise to $50 trillion by 2025. As ESG investing continues to rise in popularity, the debate over the meaning and application of ESG grows larger and louder among regulators, investors, journalists, and politicians. Arguments range from greenwashing, to sacrificing profits over politics, to unjust deployment of capital.
Chicago Booth’s event series Unpacking ESG investigates the ways ESG is, is not, and could be a force for social and environmental impact. This series is cosponsored by the Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State and the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation.
Next up in the series is a three-part virtual event hosted in partnership with the Financial Times. Each event features global thought leaders from Booth and beyond, who will share their expert insights on some of the timeliest ESG topics today, including whether ESG needs to be reset before it can achieve just and sustainable development globally.