We were delighted to announce the talk organised by the
newly formed ESCP Europe Energy Society. Guest speaker Sam Gill
shared key insights on Environmental Tracking in investment
decisions and presented ET Index.
The presentation took place on 2nd March, 2015 at ESCP Europe's London Campus, 5:00 pm in room
Sam Gill, CEO, ET Index
Sam Gill is an environmental entrepreneur whose vision is
to change the way money is invested in companies.
After starting his career at Google, Sam decided to combine his
passion for entrepreneurship with his immediate concern for the
climate crisis. Taking the spirit embodied by Google - that by
bringing together smart, motivated people, anything is possible -
Sam began developing the Environmental Tracking concept.
Since 2010 Sam has led the Environmental Investment Organisation
a not-for-profit research body to become the first and only
organisation in the world to produce an annual series of public
Carbon Rankings, scoring the world's largest listed companies by
their greenhouse gas emissions and disclosure. These Environmental
Tracking Carbon Rankings are designed to pave the way for a series
of stock market indexes, based on the rankings, which redirect
capital away from the most polluting companies towards the
cleanest, most efficient.
In 2014 with support from the European Commission's Climate KIC
accelerator programme, he founded ET Index Ltd which is designed to
commercialise and develop the Environmental Tracking Index Series,
with a view to making it available to investors later in the
Sam is author of Environmental Tracking 3.0, serves on the Board
of a human rights NGO, and mentors several start ups.
About ET Index
ET Index is dedicated to helping investors understand, manage
and reduce carbon risk.
We aim to do this by providing investors with corporate carbon
emissions data, portfolio carbon footprinting and reporting
services, as well as low carbon indexes that can act as the next
generation of index benchmarks.
Underpinned by public, transparent ET Carbon Rankings, each ET
Index is not only designed to reduce carbon exposure for investors
but also to act as an engagement tool to encourage constituent
companies to lower emissions.
The Environmental Tracking (ET) concept was developed by the
Environmental Investment Organisation (EIO), an independent not-for-profit
research body in collaboration with the Climate KIC, the EU's main climate
ET Index was established in February 2014 and nurtured at
the Imperial College
Innovations Incubator before moving into offices in Canary
Wharf, joining the Level39 community in