ESG Reporters’ Bootcamp 2022

ESG Reporters' Bootcamp 2022:

Covering the Truth about Ethical Investing and ESG

Around the globe, the demand for ethical investing is exploding amid shareholder concerns about climate change, social justice, and corporate responsibility.

In 2021, more than $649 billion poured into funds focused on environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues, a set of standards used by socially conscious investors to screen investments. In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, corporations are pulling out of Russia or suspending their operations. As ESG-labeled funds take in billions, what do journalists need to know to report the truth about them?

In May 2022, the Ross School of Business and the Knight-Wallace Fellowships for Journalists at the University of Michigan presented three engaging and interactive sessions for journalists on understanding and evaluating industry claims around ESG. We heard from newsmakers, corporate leaders, and Michigan faculty experts on how to look beyond the corporate gloss, dig into data, and bring transparency to this complex and often politicized topic. 

Whether you’re a reporter covering business, climate, social justice, or general news, these sessions were designed to help you understand the most current issues driving the business and investing world. 

Click on the tabs below to see videos on each subject of the ESG acronym:

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