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A Moral Response to the Climate Crisis?

Thu, 09/07/2023 - 14:20
Terrence Keeley

“Is there a moral response to the climate crisis?” That’s the question Terrence Keeley, the author of “Sustainable: Moving Beyond ESG to Impact Investing,” will ponder in a talk on Saturday at 4 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. (E.S.G. refers to investing that takes into account the environment, social issues, and good corporate governing.) 

“Though sympathetic to the objectives of stakeholder capitalism . . . this book argues we are not now on track to achieve the necessary conditions for human flourishing in the 21st century,” according to a release from the church’s fellowship committee, which is hosting the talk. “ ‘Sustainable’ reveals how Catholic social teaching could create an optimistic future where individuals, corporations, investors, [non-governmental organizations], and policy makers coalesce around a clear agenda for more inclusive, more sustainable economic growth.”

Mr. Keeley is the founder, C.E.O., and chief information officer of 1PointSix L.L.C., an advisory firm. He served on the Council of Economic Advisers during the Reagan administration, co-chaired House Speaker Paul Ryan’s financial advisory committee from 2015 to 2019, and has lectured on business and ethics at universities and served as a contributing editor for Bloomberg TV. 

The free talk will be held in the church’s Hoie Hall. 

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