Professor Esty Coedits Book on Values at Work

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Professor Dan Esty ’86 and coeditor Todd Cort have released a new book titled, Values at Work: Sustainable Investing and ESG Reporting, which compiles the latest trends, tools, and thinking in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics for investors.

Daniel C. Esty
The book examines how companies face a sustainability imperative and see the need to remake their business models to respond to an array of pressing issues including climate change, air and water pollution, racial justice, workplace diversity, economic inequality, privacy, corporate integrity, and good governance. From equities to fixed income and from private equity to impact-investing, investors of all kinds now want to understand which companies will be marketplace leaders in a business future redefined by sustainability.

The book showcases the work of authors from leading companies and academic institutions across financial disclosure, portfolio assessment, ESG metrics construction, and law, as well as regulation.

The authors seek to help readers be better able to identify and address the hurdles to moving mainstream capital toward more sustainable companies, investments, and projects.

Values at Work

Dan Esty is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University with primary appointments at the Yale Law School and the Yale School of the Environment with a secondary appointment at the Yale School of Management. He serves as the director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and co-director of the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance. Professor Esty is the author or editor of twelve books and dozens of articles on environmental protection, regulatory reform, energy policy, and sustainability metrics — and their connections to corporate strategy, competitiveness, trade, and economic success.

Todd Cort is a Lecturer in Sustainability at the Yale School of Management, the Faculty Co-Director for the Center for Business and Environment at Yale (CBEY), and the Co-Director of the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance (YISF).