Are you looking for an ESG or Environmental, Social and Governance issue speaker? In his keynote “ESG: growth opportunities”, Andrew Busch provides a roadmap to understanding this space and the future growth that will come with it

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ESG: growth opportunities

Format: 30-45-minute keynote with Q&A

Environmental, Social and Governance or ESG is considered one of the hottest investment themes today for clients and investment professionals. Andy explains how a Biden victory and the new EU budget will supercharge interest in ESG. And it’s already starting as record amount of money has flowed into sustainable focused ETFs and open-end mutual funds in 2019. What’s stunning is money flowed into ESG in a record amount during the COVID-19 outbreak and shutdown of the global economy!

In this keynote, Andy covers what ESG is, why the demand has risen, examples of ESG fund strategies and why there is a tremendous opportunity via the 2020 US election and the new EU stimulus program. As a former regulator and CMIO of the CFTC, Andy Busch explains how ESG came about, what the risks are and how ESG is trickier for investing than it looks. And as an added bonus, he tells you how does it fits into a bigger picture of the economy and how it will impact your industry. After working for the agency that approved bitcoin, Andy brings a unique perspective to explaining why the SEC is not likely to approve ESG and regulate it. And why that will matter to all investment professionals and investors.

Audience takeaways: 

  • What ESG is as an investment theme and its history
  • What are key risks for ESG investors
  • Why 2020 US election and the new EU stimulus plan will supercharge it


About Andrew Busch: 

Andrew Busch was the first Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO) for the U.S. government at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). As CMIO, he was charged with improving and enhancing the government’s understanding of the markets. Andy provided briefings to White House, US House and US Senate staffers on a wide range of issues including the economy, stock market direction, interest rates and China’s influence on the global commodity markets.

Mr. Busch created and directed a new research group, Market Intelligence Branch (MIB), for the agency. As CMIO, his job was to provide objective research on the financial markets to the CFTC, SEC, US Treasury and Federal Reserve. Energy, agriculture, interest rates and technology (Bitcoin, blockchain, AI) were some of the areas of research covered by the team. Each week, he led the agency on a market and economic roundtable discussion with the staffs of the White House, the US Treasury, the SEC, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Federal Reserve Board.

Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Busch was CEO and founder of a boutique financial markets and policy research firm, Bering Productions, Inc (BPI). Before BPI, he was the Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist for Bank of Montreal (BMO) in Chicago. He is author of the book “World Event Trading” covering large crises like infectious disease outbreaks and their impact on the markets/economy.

To book Andrew Busch for a keynote on Environmental, Social and Governance issues, contact Midwest Speakers Bureau at or call 515-974-8305