3:00–3:45 p.m.

Sustainable Investing: What Works, Red Flags, and Points of Interest

Julie Gorte
Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing
Impax Asset Management LLC and Pax World Funds

  • Sustainable investing, once seen as a niche, is now seen as a set of principles and techniques that investment managers of all stripes can use.
  • Increasingly, asset managers see sustainability issues as material to financial performance and as possible sources of tail risk that need to be understood better.
  • Key issues that many investors now see as something all asset managers need to understand include climate risk, gender diversity, and the transition to a sustainable economy.
  • There is much talk about “confusion” in ESG ratings and standards inhibiting progress; learn why that’s not something you need to pay attention to.

Specialty Focus Area: Sustainable Investing