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Corporate Responsibility Magazine: The 800-Pound Gorilla

Many companies don’t fully disclose a key material risk hovering over their future performance: climate change. Without robust corporate disclosure, investment managers can’t truly know how risky their investments are.
by Mindy S. LubberCorporate Responsibility Magazine Posted on Jul 19, 2012

As Maryland’s state treasurer, Nancy Kopp chairs the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System Board, which oversees the state’s $36 billion dollar pension fund. The trouble, Kopp says, is that many companies don’t fully disclose a key material risk hovering over their future performance: climate change. Without robust corporate disclosure, the state’s investment managers can’t truly know how risky their investments are.

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Mindy S. Lubber JD, MBA

Mindy S. Lubber is the president of Ceres and a founding board member of the organization. She also directs Ceres’ Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 100 institutional investors managing nearly $10 trillion in assets focused on the business risks and opportunities of climate change. Mindy regularly speaks about corporate and investor sustainability issues to high-level leaders at the New York Stock Exchange, United Nations, World Economic Forum, Clinton Global Initiative, American Accounting Association, American Bar Association and more than 100 Fortune 500 firms. She has led negotiating teams of investors, NGOs and Fortune 500 company CEOs who have taken far-reaching positions on corporate practices to minimize carbon emissions, water use and other environmental impacts. She has briefed powerful corporate boards, from Nike to American Electric Power, on how climate change affects shareholder value.

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