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In this podcast, New York Space Alliance co-founder Joe Fargnoli and SSPI Director of Development and Innovation Lou Zacharilla host a panel session between several expert speakers on the emerging ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) market. It would be challenging to find an industry which touches the aspirations of humanity more than the space and satellite industry. But as it becomes more diverse and society takes the turns that we have been taking, we ask if we are doing enough on the social scale to accommodate this vision of a single planet which is populated by a single humanity?

How can new space companies manage their relationships with their workforce, the societies in which they operate, and the political environment? This is the central question behind the “S” in ESG investing — the social aspect of sustainable investing and business management.  A number of social factors can affect a company’s performance, ranging from short- to long-term challenges. Social factors to consider include a company’s strengths and weaknesses in dealing with social trends, labor, and politics. A focus on these topics can increase profits and corporate responsibility.

Speakers include: Sabrina Alam, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) and Sustainability, SES Satellites; Douglas Jarl, Investment Banker, Barclays, Aerospace, Defense & Government Services; Richard Morrison, Competitive Enterprise Institute; and Anthony R.G. Nolan, Partner, K&L Gates.

 

   

 

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