The 20 Most Influential People in ESG Investing

By: Leslie P. Norton, Barron's
Jun 27, 2018 4:40 PM ET

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No report about sustainable investing would be complete without a Who’s Who—a record of the people setting the agenda. Over the past few months, we talked to dozens of people, all of them active in sustainable investing, to find out who they thought should make our list. We also talked to our colleagues at Barron’s, who have been watching the rise of the sustainable-investing space.

We ended up with a catalog of several dozen people and institutions. We culled them to 20 of those who were repeatedly nominated by the people. Mike Bloomberg, founder and CEO of Bloomberg LP, was included on this list.  

Barron's cites Mike Bloomberg's work chairing the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) for four years and Bloomberg's ESG metrics on the terminal in their list of the most influential people in ESG investing.  Barron's says the list includes people who are "outspoken [on ESG issues], at ease with institutions, and as comfortable confronting boardrooms as they are sitting in them."    

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