“Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It is a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship, and strengthen governance.” -Ban Ki-moon ESG has become an integral factor in the financial world. The Structured Finance Association estimates that $11.6 trillion, or $1 of every $4 invested in the United States, was invested under ESG investment strategies. RESNET® HERS® Ratings are increasingly becoming the metric for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting on the energy performance of homes. How will RESNET® keep track of the needs and opportunities presented by this movement in the industry? RESNET® Executive Director Steve Baden has recently appointed a RESNET® ESG Advisory Group to better track these emerging opportunities and to develop recommendations on how RESNET® should position itself to take advantage of them. The group is composed of a select group of rating companies and builder representatives that are active in this area of the industry. We are joined on this podcast by Matthew Cooper of RESNET® Rating Provider PEG, chair of the advisory group. Matthew shares with us his insights and details on the initial efforts of the task group which will be targeted on increasing the presence of RESNET® and HERS® Ratings to financers investing in this economic activity. Other members of the group are: Jacob Atalla, KB Home Erin Bordelon, D.R. Horton Thomas Cochran, ARCXIS Ian Hughes, Meritage Homes Eric Johnson, US Eco-Logic Nathan Kahre, EnergyLogic Chris Urbanus, Burgess Construction Consultants, Inc. Additional Links: Matthew’s LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-cooper-peg/ Green Bond Market for Single Family Energy Efficient Homes Grows AMH Sets Path to Zero Energy Homes Through HERS® Ratings The Nation’s Big Builders Drive Up HERS® Ratings in 2020 Listen to the full episode here.