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A CPRT Expert Dialogue with Chad Spitler, Founder of Third Economy & Former Managing Director, BlackRock
By 2025, ESG assets are expected to hit $53 trillion, roughly a third of assets under management. Yet, what exactly ESG measures, and how it redirects behavior in the real economy to advance sustainable outcomes, is still being heavily negotiated.

One clear question is where CPR fits in ESG reporting, risk management and strategy. Clearly, companies’ political influences will impact their ESG ratings and their actual sustainability impacts, which raises several pressing questions:
● How should companies prepare for greater scrutiny of whether their political influences align with their ESG commitments?
● What disclosure of political influence is likely to be required over the next 5-8 years?
● How can companies assess the alignment of their political approaches with their stated ESG commitments to reduce risk and improve impact?

Please join us for an in-depth conversation with Chad Spitler, Founder of Third Economy and Former Managing Director of BlackRock. Third Economy works with institutional investors and financial advisors to build sustainable investment capabilities and with companies to improve their ESG performance. Their VIA3 framework includes a data-driven approach to measuring alignment, including alignment of company’s political influences with its stated ESG commitments. Previously, Chad spent 15 years at BlackRock, most recently as Managing Director and COO for the Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment team.

The Corporate Political Responsibility Taskforce (CPRT)’s Expert Dialogues are in-depth, recorded conversations with academic experts, stakeholder advocates and business practitioners to provide our members and other CPR champions with the expertise and context they need to develop principled, proactive CPR strategies. To learn more, please visit or contact Elizabeth Doty at

Nov 18, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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