Topic: General ESG

All Investing has impact. Here we share how and why.


Episode 119: Reasons OWL is Thankful

In our latest Armchair, Nate and Yates talk with Ben Webster, CEO of OWLESG. Happy Thanksgiving.

November 23, 2023

Episode 114: An ESG Walk Down Memory Lane

In our latest Armchair, Nate and Yates gather ’round to talk with Ed Apsey, Co-Head of Sustainability at CIBC.

October 26, 2023

Episode 111: CII 2023 Fall Conference Review

CII Fall Conference 2023 Gathered industry leaders, reppin’ Long Beach For a deep dive into the world of ESG, Investor concerns and corporate strategy.

October 6, 2023

ESG is Evidently Supported Globally

Keeping up with what is going on in the ESG/Sustainability arena is a continuous challenge. One tool that helps us is a Google Alert that creates a digest of news and articles based on the keywords “ESG” and “sustainability.” Every day we get a listing of items that meet our search criteria. It’s quite useful—although

August 14, 2023

Episode 104: Meet Conor Platt, CEO of Confluence Analytics

Today we meet the CEO of Confluence Analytics Conor Platt who talks net-zero investments, carbon-pricing models and different scopes of emissions, with OWL’s data supporting sustainable decisions.

May 22, 2023

Episode 103: Meet Andrew Kou

Technology at OWL ESG gives us data that’s the best it can be. Meet Owl’s CTO.

May 11, 2023

Episode 102: Meet Ben Webster

Meet Owl’s CEO, the brains, inspiration and Captain of our ship.

May 3, 2023

Episode 101: What Is “ESG” (…and why is it so controversial)?

In this, our first, recording, we invite you all to listen As we discuss what “ESG” is for roughly twenty minutes. Without the hype, just objectively what “ESG” encompasses, So you can make investments for your wallet and your conscience.

May 2, 2023
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)

It’s Time to Stop Politicizing “ESG”

The worst nuclear disaster in history, the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant meltdown, occurred because Soviet officials were certain the conditions that caused the explosion were impossible even though the exact same thing (something called Xenon poisoning) had taken place in 1983 at the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant in Lithuania, a plant with the same RBMK

March 23, 2023
Silos are for grain – E, S, and G are not separate issues

Silos are for grain – E, S, and G are not separate issues

When making commitments to reducing their carbon footprints, reducing waste, recycling more, and pursuing other environmentally-friendly initiatives, companies must consider the financial implications for the business. Good news: many analyses show that these efforts, even ones that require a cash outlay, typically save money over time by reducing costs going forward (see our article on

February 23, 2023
Green Bonds – What They Do, and Evidence from Academia

Green Bonds – What They Do, and Evidence from Academia

Governments and corporations issue green bonds to fund projects with positive environmental impacts, such as developing renewable energy, improving energy efficiency, controlling pollution, providing clean transportation, constructing or retrofitting green buildings, improving wastewater management, and supporting climate change adaption. According to the Climate Bonds Initiative, annual issuance of green bonds more than tripled in the

January 5, 2023
The Relationship between ESG and Bonds – A Quick Tour

The Relationship Between ESG and Bonds – A Quick Tour

The basic premise of incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into an investment analysis is that an investment’s value can be affected (positively or negatively) by those factors. There are many reasons this makes sense, across all three pillars of E, S, and G, and volumes have been written on the topic. Just to

December 23, 2022

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