Posts featuring Julie Gorte, Ph.D. as author

March 1, 2017

The Value of ESG Information in Financial Markets

What makes for an efficient financial market? Any market participant could probably list ten things without burning a calorie, but one thing that would probably make everyone’s list is information. Financial markets need information in order to work efficiently.
February 15, 2017

Making a Positive Impact: The State of ESG Advocacy and Engagement

Sustainability advocacy and engagement is aimed at long-term outcomes and specifically targets ESG factors.
February 5, 2017

The Business Case for Gender Equality

Across the globe, with few exceptions, women are underrepresented in management, on corporate boards, and in better-paid technical professions. They are paid less than men for substantially equal work.
February 1, 2017

Sustainability is Alive and Well – and Moving Forward

For those of us committed to sustainability, 2016 was a year of drama. There were some great highs, including the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, in which most countries committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And then there was the election, which brought climate skeptics into senior Administration positions.
December 1, 2016

Invest like a Girl

Warren Buffett invests like a girl. What? Doesn'’t everyone know that men are better investors than women?1
August 1, 2016

Why Diversity and Equality Should Go Hand in Hand

Equality is one of those concepts that sounds simple (and should be simple), but in reality is quite complex. The same goes for diversity. And the real trick is not in achieving one or the other, but both.
April 1, 2016

Mind the Pay Gap

Equal pay for equal work: it’s not just the law, it makes sense financially and ethically. But just because something is sensible doesn’t make it standard operating procedure. Every country in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has a gender pay gap, ranging from Korea’s 36.6% pay gap to New Zealand’s 5.6%.1