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Executive Meeting: Driving Demand for Renewable Energy Through ESG Investing

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ACORE’s June 17 Executive Meeting will examine how ESG disclosure and scoring methodologies can better reflect renewable energy use and investment and assess how institutional investors and corporates are relying on ESG data as they look to decarbonize their portfolios. Feedback from this Executive Meeting will inform the development of ACORE recommendations on best practices for ESG investing.

Over the last decade, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing has seen a remarkable rise. Due to strong client demand, ESG finance has become a pillar of mainstream investment and has pushed financial institutions, utilities and corporations to recognize sustainability as a strategic advantage. This trend has resulted in a cascade of new capital seeking investments in ESG-friendly corporations and technologies.

This meeting will focus on the following discussion topics to help drive ESG investment into the renewable energy sector:

  • How improved ESG scoring methodologies can help corporations develop their renewable portfolios
  • Progress towards a universal ESG benchmark via Sustainable Development Goals
  • The development of decarbonization roadmaps with ESG metrics
  • ESG investment to link renewable energy development and institutional capital