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2021 Spotlight on ESG💡

Updated: Jan 26, 2022

The Good🗸

  • $35.3 Trillion Managed Sustainably

  • 91% of Banks Monitor ESG

  • 85% of Investors Consider ESG Factors in Their Investments

  • 34 majority votes for ESG proposals, shattering last year’s record of 21

  • 25.6% of board seats at the 3,000 largest publicly held companies in America are held by women, an increase from 22.6% in 2020 and 16% in 2017

  • $1.8 Billion-Funding to Black Entrepreneurs in the U.S. in first half of 2021

  • $632 Billion-Total Climate Finance 2019/2020

  • 17% of land environments are protected globally with a call to protect 30% of land and ocean ecosystems by 2030

  • 206 Gender-Lens funds

  • $8.5 billion+-donated by MacKenzie Scott since 2020

Year In Review From The Headlines 2021

  • Race to Net`Zero- Ten Figure Net-Zero Funds

  • Crowdfunding Takes Off

  • Victory for insurgents stuns Exxon as shareholders vote for a low-carbon future

  • Nathan Cummings Foundation says it has nearly fully aligned its $450 million endowment with its mission goals. The result: stronger financial returns than the foundation’s traditional investment approach

  • U.S. will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50% by 2030

  • J.P. Morgan acquires OpenInvest

  • Zero-carbon aviation

  • Gravity energy storage

  • Bezos’ Earth funding

  • Low-carbon lithium

  • Reimagining capitalism

  • Emissions accounting

  • Sustainable robo-advisors

  • Health-equity investing

  • COP26

  • Convergence of impact standards

  • and so much more..........


December is the month to take stock of the past year, and to contemplate the new one just around the corner. It is a great time for rest and reflection. The clock is ticking and the world will not get better without our collective help. Make time to draw energy from the successes in the field and of those in the community working alongside you, literally or virtually. Reflect on how you can help mitigate our negative impact on the environment and turn it around into a positive. We can make this world a more hospitable place for future generations, together. Let's have some fun doing it! Happy, Healthy, Safe New Year To All

If you want to learn more about ESG and Sustainability personally or professionally, get in touch. I would love to connect. Best, Alexis

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