As scientific certainty about climate disruption rises, business risk is also rising. Federal regulators and shareholders are pressing companies to measure and disclose risk to their operations and profits. Advocates are pressing universities and foundations to divest from coal, oil and other fossil fuel companies. But will that really make any difference? Will investors suffer inferior returns if they divest from dirty energy? Investment giant Black Rock and NRDC recently formed a fossil-free index with the Financial Times. Does that suggest fossil-free investments are gaining credibility on Wall Street?
Some proponents of stakeholder engagement contend that divesting actually gives people less leverage. A conversation about business risk and how companies and investors are preparing for an economy lashed by wild weather.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
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