Turning Intention into Action
The Story Behind ESG IRELAND®
In May 2018, the idea for ESG Ireland was born, in Argentina of all places. I had one clear objective from the start; to develop an ESG knowledge centre that could help decision makers coming to terms with sustainability and ESG.
Our community of members and subscribers continues to grow, The ESG Factor Magazine and Podcast is making the subject more accessible, and through the Responsible Investment Institute™ we have successfully launched a number of RI education courses.
Vincent McCarthy, CFA – Founder of ESG Ireland® and the Responsible Investment Institute™
THE ESG FACTOR
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“Responsible investing has gone more mainstream, but there is still a lot of confusion around what it means.”
- Vincent McCarthy, CFA
The Core Elements of Responsible Investment
Responsible Investment Institute
Organisations coming to terms with sustainability and how to apply ESG regularly cite a knowledge and skills gap as a major challenge. This is a result of the subject being a fringe topic in the education syllabus and industry training programs.
The Responsible Investment Institute aims to change this. Our educational courses are tailored to the needs of various stakeholders. The focus is on empowering decision makers to ask the right questions when it comes to thinking about sustainability and responsible decision making.
We are failing on the sustainable development goals, maintaining a long run of failure when it comes to sustainability. But as Sartre said ‘there is no hope except in action’. Individually, we have to do the best we can to make a positive impact in the short time we are here. Yes, greenwashing is a problem, but there is also a lot of people working towards a better world, as hard as it might be.