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Chris McKnett Discusses Sustainability in His Investment Speech

 - Feb 13, 2014
References: aspeninstitute.org & youtube
Speaker Chris McKnett talks about the need for businesses to invest in sustainability and the environment in his investment speech. He describes the need for business to take on sustainability as a way of creating growth and profit. He talks about sustainable investing, which means combing ESG (Environmental social governance) and financial factors into the investing process. This means minimizing future risk by reducing harm to people and the planet and giving capital to those who employ for productive and sustainable projects.

Chris McKnett's investment speech argues that by investing in sustainability now, businesses reduce risk and increase the chances of future growth and profit. He goes on to state that the risks for businesses in employing this program is far outweighed by the risks of inaction.