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Responsible investing is often described as the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations into investment processes and decision-making. In the past few years, ESG has become incredibly popular all over the world. At the same time, it has attracted a lot of criticism and controversy. What exactly is ESG? How impactful is it? What are the reasons for the controversy?

Join this seminar with Dr Marc Lepere to learn more about and critically engage with ESG.

Dr Marc Lepere

Dr Marc Lepere leads Executive Education on ESG & Sustainability at King’s Business School. He holds a PhD and a MSc from King’s College London, and is an Economics graduate of Trinity College, Dublin. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Marc has published in leading journals including Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Financial Times and Discovering Truth (series 1) which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Professionally, Marc has served as Chief Marketing Officer for Havas Worldwide; Executive Vice President for McCann Erickson WorldGroup and Deputy Chairman of Dentsu in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

In 2021, Marc’s academic research and experience as an entrepreneur and senior board member inspired him to found ESGgen. is a new online platform that makes it easy and affordable for SMEs to get ESG data and reports assured by certified public accountants, just like financials.

Want to learn more?

Take the KEATS Sustainability & Climate module and gain a King’s Experience Award. This open-access, interdisciplinary module on environmental, economic, and social sustainability has been co-created with students, staff, and alumni. It offers everyone, no matter their field, a broad and critical understanding of sustainability and the climate crisis. You can enrol via this link.

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Marc Lepere

Lead in ESG & Sustainability