Esty at Climate Week: A review of key engagements

Photo: The Climate Group

Coinciding with the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Climate Week was held September 18th to 24th. High-level events featured a number of discussions on energy, sustainability finance and how the world is going to collectively meet the goals of recent international agreements such as the Paris Accord and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Yale Sustainable Finance Symposium

Lucy Kessler (Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy)

October 12, 2017

Sustainability has moved from the margins to the mainstream of the investment world evidenced by the fact that assets under management in the United States invested in responsible investment strategies have grown 76 percent since 2014. Any investor will tell you that demand for responsible investing is increasing. What many cannot explain, however, is how to quantify sustainability and how it corresponds with financial performance. These issues were the focus of a Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance Symposium (co-sponsored by the Journal of Environmental Investing) on September 22 at the Yale School of Management.

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More than Just Talk: F&ES Initiative Aims to Take ‘Dialogue’ to Next Level

Photo by Matthew Garrett

Daniel Esty, left, with former French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, chair of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, during the inaugural Yale Environmental Dialogue event.

Kevin Dennehy (Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies)

October 2, 2017 

Throughout the academic year the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies invites to campus an array of guests to discuss and debate the most pressing, and often contentious, environmental issues facing the planet.

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Unstoppable Force

Lucy Kessler (Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy)

September 19, 2017 

Kicking off Climate Week 2017, Dan Esty, the Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (YCELP) moderated a panel titled “Unstoppable Force” that explored  the role of states, cities, and businesses in implementing the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The panel featured a power-house combination of business executives and government representatives including Jerry Brown, the Governor of California; Philippe Couillard, the Premier of Québec; Stephen Badger, Chairman of the Board of Mars; Jay Inslee, the Governor of Washington; and David Ige, the Governor of Hawaii.

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