Climate Change Case Study

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Oct 07, 2022

In September 2022, The Shareholder Commons (TSC) published the case study "Climate Change & The Engagement Gap: Why Investors Must do More than Move the Needle, and How They Can".

The case study demonstrate the gap between company-first ESG advocacy and portfolio-first system stewardship for investors concerned about the harmful impacts of climate change. The study shows that measuring financial success on an enterprise-by-enterprise basis will never motivate companies or asset managers to transition to safe greenhouse gas emission and antimicrobial use budgets. Instead, the case study describe how investors can and should use “guardrails” to hold companies and their executives accountable for their full carbon footprints, even if doing so reduces enterprise value. Only this approach can preserve the long-term value of the diversified portfolios held by pension funds, foundations, endowments, and other institutions working on behalf of everyday savers.

Review the case study on the TSC's website.

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