Below is our recent interview with Debbie Gillingham, from Third Economy:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?
A: Third Economy empowers institutional investors and companies to aggressively pursue opportunities in the largest macro trend of our times – sustainability and ESG (environmental, social and governance). We simplify the complex field of ESG to drive financial opportunities, mitigate risk and create positive impact by building and promoting the sustainability capabilities of our 60+ global clients across Europe and North and South America.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: We were strategic in designing our board composition. We thoughtfully assembled diverse skillsets and backgrounds that would best facilitate our growth and development. Our newly formed Board brings expertise in the areas most critical to effectively guide Third Economy’s rapid growth – technology, finance, regulatory, and distribution.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: Our focus is on building and promoting our clients’ ESG capabilities, thus incentivizing a more sustainable economy and world. Whether it’s improving corporate sustainability or building sustainable investment portfolios, our competitive edge resides in our unique pedigrees as leading buy-side investors, academics, and corporate sustainability experts. We provide benchmarking, strategy development, content development and reporting, as well as serving as an outsourced sustainability office to implement and advance client capabilities.
Q: What can we expect from your company in next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: In addition to continuing to grow our institutional investment and corporate advisory businesses, we are excited about the opportunity in ESG-related analytics. A big part of our impact objective is to build mutual understanding between these two sides of the capital markets to accelerate the sustainability of our economy. You can expect to see more from us in the analytics space as we continue to advance this goal.
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: Third Economy has many attributes that uniquely position us to bring value to our clients and build a more sustainable economy. First, we are diverse. The diversity of our team extends in many different dimensions, thus enhancing our ability to leverage our broad expertise to provide comprehensive sustainability guidance to our clients. We are also collaborators, not only with our clients along their ESG journeys but also with multiple participants within the sustainability industry. We are differentiated by our deep-seated mindset founded upon the belief that we are more effective in building a sustainable economy if we collaborate than if we compete. Together, the strength of our diverse team combined with our collaborative spirit drives our conviction, ambitions, and commitment to achieving our impact objective of a sustainable economy, our third economy.