Portfolios and pandemics: Air pollution
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
May 2020
Sustainability topics in a nutshell with Ethic co-founder Jay Lipman
Portfolios and pandemics: Air pollution

Air pollution is a negative externality, meaning it’s an unintended consequence of corporate activity that impacts public health. Today, people in areas with higher air pollution are at increased risk of respiratory illness, so pollution is exacerbating the effects of COVID-19. In the latest ESJay, I discuss how the companies in your portfolio may be worsening air pollution and community health.

Sources and footnotes

Sourced from: A national study on long-term exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 mortality in the United States


Jay Lipman, a co-founder of Ethic, is driven by the need to address climate and environmental risks with the resources to which we each have unique access. He has been ranked among the Forbes 30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneurs.