The CFA Institute surveyed its membership in 2015 and found 73% consider at least environmental, social, or governance issues, or a combination thereof. BlackRock's ESG Strategist Verity Chegar will explain why you might be in the majority already, and if you're not, why you might want to be.
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Verity Chegar, Vice President, is an ESG Strategist within the BlackRock Investment Stewardship group. She is responsible for global research of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) trends and their implications for investment. Her work informs Stewardship's corporate engagement program. She also works with portfolio managers to integrate ESG factors into investment decision-making within BlackRock's active investment strategies.
Prior to joining BlackRock, Ms. Chegar worked at Allianz Global Investors as an ESG analyst. She was responsible for research and ratings of companies in the global healthcare and global technology sectors. Her role included company and policy level engagement, and she also served as chair of the US proxy voting committee. In 2006 she joined the US Large Cap Portfolio Management team at RCM, which later became Allianz Global Investors. Her investment career began in 2003 at a small cap investment advisor.
Ms. Chegar serves on the Standards Council Subcommittee of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), and is an alternate for the International Integrated Reporting Council. She earned a BA from Mount Holyoke College in 2000.