Excerpt from Ethiquette:
Harmful chemicals are an increasing problem in today’s marketplace, leading not only to environmental pollution and human health impacts, but also to an abundance of hidden business liabilities. Managed incorrectly, the costs can be steep in terms of fines, lost market share and tarnished brand reputation.
These stories and statistics highlight a challenging question for investors: How can you better understand the chemical risks of the companies in which you invest? And how can you encourage companies to take leadership in lowering these risks?
The answer: Chemical Footprinting. It’s the next frontier in responsible investing and corporate sustainability that will enable investors to evaluate chemical risks just as they evaluate water and climate risks.