Investing with ESG – environmental, social, and governance considerations – is a core trend in institutional investing. Asset owners, investment managers, and the businesses in which they invest increasingly include ESG aspects in their investment practices. Interest amongst Columbia students and alumni in pursuing ESG investment careers is stronger than ever. Students and alumni see ESG investing as both a lasting business trend and as way to align their professional activities with their personal values. Our panel will explore key questions such as:
-Where are the career opportunities in ESG investing?
-How does one access ESG investment jobs?
-What are they key differences between working in an ESG investing role as compared to a conventional investing role?
-How does a JD and legal training make one a more effective ESG investor?
-Is it “better” to work on an ESG fund in a conventional firm or at a firm that exclusively specializes in ESG?
-What are the long-term career prospects for a career in ESG investing?
-What Columbia networks and resources are available to me as I explore an ESG investing career?