Impact investments and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) benchmarks have become common objectives for both governments, investors and companies around the Globe after the United Nations (UN) launched their 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The TLI’s ESG Transnational Regulation - Applied Research, Seminars, and Workshops project, led by Dr Paulo Todescan Lessa Mattos, Visiting Researcher at TLI, has the objective to bring together academics, policy makers, government officials and private actors such as creditors, fund managers and corporate executives that are thinking, designing and/or operating institutions concerned with ESG global change.
The main two questions to be addressed are:
1. How to create incentives through transnational economic regulation, public policies and tax systems to foster capital allocation (a) on the use of more sustainable materials in the industries and global supply chains, (b) on the development of more sustainable products and services capable of changing consumer behaviors and the adoption of a full global circular economy, and (c) on the global use of renewable energy to power up industries and social life?
2. How to create an ESG transnational regulatory framework and new governance to avoid and monitor global warming and environmental destruction within the rule of law and metrics of human development, environmental impacts and quality and access to public services?