On this week’s episode, Tom and Phil are joined by Laurie Hoose, ESG Consulting Project Manager at Plante Moran. Today’s discussion is revisiting a previously discussed topic, ESG, or Environmental Social Governance. A company’s policies around ESG have become more important than ever to the company’s investors, consumers and even the talent that the company attracts to it’s workforce. Laurie shares the big news and changes with ESG over the past year and how Plante Moran can help a company develop an ESG strategy.
2:01 What’s new with ESG?
5:53 The history and evolution of ESG
10:14 Social and governance issues and why they are important to the oil and gas industry
15:47 The starting point for a company that doesn’t have an ESG program in place
21:34 How your network can be an asset when creating ESG policies
23:58 Elon Musk and the lack of criteria around what qualifies a company to be part of ESG Index Funds
About Laurie Hoose:
Laurie has over eighteen years of experience, and helps her clients on their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs. This includes helping to align investor requirements and stakeholder requests for ESG disclosures to the organization’s strategic goals, and determine what disclosures are material and how they should be gathered to ensure timely, accurate information that is transparent and reliable. Laurie helps her clients achieve their objectives, identify opportunities, and reduce organizational and investor risk through actionable, measurable, and continuous improvements.Laurie’s educational background includes a BS in computer science from the University of Michigan, and an MBA in international business from Brandeis University, where she focused on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). She also obtained a minor in Corporate Environmental Governance from Copenhagen Business School. She is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and is an FSA Level II Candidate for the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting credential.
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