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Samuel Block

Samuel Block
Vice President, ESG Research

About the Contributor

Sam Block is head of Materials Sector research, responsible for both company and thematic research and model enhancements. Previously, Sam worked as an engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation. He holds a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University and a M.S. in Environmental Management and Planning from the Whiting Engineering School at Johns Hopkins University.

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  1. BLOG

    The last straw: Will plastic become the next stranded asset? 

    Aug 22, 2019 Samuel Block

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    Oil and gas companies are accelerating investment in plastics, in response to the shift away from fossil fuels. But is this pivot sustainable? Could plastic become the next stranded asset?

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    Using alternative data to spot ESG risks 

    Jun 7, 2019 Samuel Block

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    The amount of ESG-related information disclosed by corporations is on the rise, but investors still often lack a full understanding of financially relevant risks. How can they gain a better sense of where their investments are most vulnerable to ESG-related disasters?