ESG INSURANCE SOLUTIONS FOLLOWS A “SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS” FOCUS.
ESG Insurance Solutions strongly believes in creating a sustainable business environment. We represent insurance companies that exhibit a commitment to ESG sustainability. ESG issues are becoming more widely scrutinized in today’s corporate world. Companies are being requested to provide their ESG policies as a consideration for partnerships and to attract customers. ESG Insurance Solutions is dedicated to partnering with insurance companies that also value ESG considerations.
- Climate change, for example carbon emissions, product carbon footprint and vulnerability to climate change.
- Natural resources, for example raw material sourcing and water stress.
- Pollution and waste, for example toxic emissions and waste, packaging material and waste and electronic waste.
- Environmental opportunities, such as opportunities in renewable energy or clean technology.
- Human capital, for example company labor management, health and safety and human capital development.
- Product liability, such as privacy and data security, financial product safety, health and demographic risk and product safety and quality.
- Stakeholder opposition, for example controversial sourcing.
- Social opportunities, for example the provision of access to finance, healthcare and communications.
- Corporate governance, for example board structure and diversity, executive pay and use of accurate and transparent accounting methods.
- Corporate behavior, for example business ethics, tax transparency and use of anti-competitive practices.
Jason G. Mandel has spent over 25 years at the intersection of Wall Street and the insurance industry. Mr. Mandel founded ESG Insurance Solutions (www.esginsurancesolutions.com) in 2020 to help better integrate these two, often conflicting, worlds. Having a strong belief in ESG concepts (Environmental, Social and Governance), Mr. Mandel found a way of incorporating his beliefs in his business.
Representing only insurance carriers and products that he believes offer compelling risk management solutions and maintaining business practices that he can support, Mr. Mandel has led the industry in this ESG initiative. ESG Insurance Solutions serves some of the wealthiest families internationally, and their business entities, by providing asset protection, advanced tax minimization vehicles, principal protected tax-free income structures, employee retention strategies, key person coverage and tax-free enhanced retirement plans for their essential employees.
Prior to ESG, Mr. Mandel was the Founder and Senior Portfolio Manager of the Soundview Strategic Fund, LP. The fund provided asset backed loans to corporations to better protect employees, management and shareholders. Mr. Mandel led the investment team at Soundview and had final responsibility for all financial analysis, due diligence and loan administration. Mr. Mandel has led the industry in incorporating the financing of life insurance and tax-free retirement income plans for corporations and their top executives.
Mr. Mandel started his career as an institutional equity trader at Cantor Fitzgerald & Company where he focused on the insurance and financial services sector. Mr. Mandel later joined D.E. Shaw Securities, part of a large hedge fund complex. At D.E. Shaw, he led a group focused on principal risk basket trading of equity securities and helped develop proprietary solutions for trading highly illiquid equity securities.
Carla Lawton has been in the insurance industry for over 30 years and began working at ESG Insurance Solutions when it was founded in 2020. Carla runs the operational side of ESG Insurance Solutions and is an expert on life, long-term care & disability products.
Carla’s experience within the insurance industry is quite diverse. Prior to working at ESG, she held positions working at insurance carriers, broker dealers, broker general agencies and individual insurance producers. This wide-ranging employment history gives Carla a unique understanding on all the different insurance products and how to determine which product is best suited for individual clients.
Carla started her career working in the home office of John Hancock, Sun Life of Canada and Allmerica. During her corporate career, she not only sold their products as an Inside Wholesaler, but she also worked as a competitive analysis consultant working with the Actuarial Department on pricing and developing life insurance products.
After leaving the corporate world, Carla started working in the Broker General Agency world as a Life Insurance Product Consultant, Broker Manager and a Long-term Care Wholesaler. She worked at Commonwealth Financial Network, Brokers’ Services Marketing Group and Labyrinth Financial Services. While working at the different BGAs, Carla became an expert on the complete insurance process, starting with finding the best insurance products for clients, to case management, to how to work with underwriters to ensure your client gets the best underwriting class possible.
Carla received her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Boston University in Boston Massachusetts. In her free time, she likes to travel, watch her daughter play ice hockey and hike with her Newfoundland puppy, named Tuukka.