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The Conflict Within ESG

18 mins listen January 20, 2023

What if there is a water utility that saves a city millions of gallons worth of water a day, but also increases its carbon emissions by a large amount? What if a company makes a product that saves people, but it allegedly uses forced labor to do so? Do you avoid these companies and products? Are you a follower of the Ethics of Ambiguity in that the means of production is the same as the ends? In this episode, we discuss the conflicts that arise for investors, impact investors especially, due to the inherent conflicts that are present in the operations of some companies.

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Mathew Lee

Senior Associate, MSCI Research

Namita Nair

Vice President, MSCI Research

Rumi Mahmood

Vice President, MSCI Sustainability Institute

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