Archived Insight | November 4, 2019

Promoting Board Oversight of Opioid-Related Business Risks

Segal Marco Advisors is a founding member of Investors for Opioid Accountability (IOA), a broad coalition of more than 60 global institutional investors. Through shareholder proposals, the IOA encourages boards of directors of opioid manufacturers to oversee their business risks related to opioids.

Promoting Board Oversight of Opioid-Related Business Risks

In 2019, the IOA reported on the first two years of its work. The coalition noted one of the catalysts for its creation was “the successes of the Teamsters and state treasurers in consultation with Segal Marco Advisors with opioid distributors in early 2017.”

The importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing has come to the forefront for many investors. The Segal Marco Advisors research team has long emphasized evaluating ESG factors in its processes, and this focus on opioid distributors is just one example of our commitment to responsible investment strategies.

Read the IOA’s Two-Year Progress Report.

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