“ESG is just the idea of taking environmental, social and governance issues principles into kind of when you when you make your business decisions and take them into account…Big companies like BlackRock, the world’s like largest asset manager, has embraced ESG investing and they try they have enough they tried to reduce or they do in the environmental sector the most they try to have like carbon-free, like divest from fossil fuels… A lot of companies are saying ‘we’re embracing ESG’, which they may or may not be doing anything, but they’re going to say they’re doing it because it’s a way of virtue signaling.” — Charlotte Whelan, senior policy analyst at Independent Women’s Forum

In Episode 255 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews Charlotte Whelan, a senior policy analyst at Independent Women’s Forum. Charlotte is one of Gabriella’s fellowship mentors.

Charlotte’s Bio: Charlotte works at IWF as a policy analyst focusing on energy and climate policy. Her work has been published in a variety of outlets including The Hill, the Washington Examiner, and the Daily Caller. Charlotte is also a member of the Emerging Leaders Council at the Steamboat Institute. Charlotte graduated from Princeton University and lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and daughter.

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Charlotte Whelan’s IWF Page

Takeaways: Environment, Social, And Governance (ESG): A Primer

Policy Focus: Environmental, Social, And Governance (ESG): A Primer

Video | Policy Focus: Environmental, Social, And Governance (ESG): A Primer

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  • Gabriella Hoffman

    Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at www.gabriellahoffman.com