Ramon Duran ’22 graduated with majors in Economics, Finance, and Religious Studies. Duran was a 2021-22 Environmental Ethics Fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Views are his own.
Resource consumption is a major environmental and humanitarian issue, and one that ESG evaluation standards should take into account when making recommendations.
Read the full article, ESG and Corporations that Promote Overconsumption of Resources, co-authored by Ramon Duran and Ethics Center Director of Technology, Brian Patrick Green.
About Ramon Duran
Ramon Duran is from San Jose, California, and he graduated with majors in Economics, Finance, and Religious Studies. His appreciation for the environment stems from living near the natural grandeur of Northern California's sprawling chaparrals, undulating hills, and rugged shorelines. Through this fellowship, he was especially interested in mitigating the tension between conservation efforts and traditional notions of profitability in business. He also hoped to learn more about the ways in which investor attitudes and behaviors change in response to increasing environmental degradation. As for pastimes, Ramon enjoys cycling, long-distance running, and searching for new locations to practice landscape photography.