By Jeff Tryka, CFA, Senior Director

On this episode of Capital Markets Cocktails, we will be discussing the continued growth and importance of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts within the investment community.  We are excited to welcome our guest, Heather Keough, Senior ESG Consultant at Leaders Arena, to talk about her experience in addressing ESG and what companies and investors can do to approach ESG concerns more broadly.

The Mai Tai is perhaps the most famous Tiki cocktail for a good reason. Trader Vic’s is credited with inventing the drink, and the first person to try it was said to cry out “Mai Tai!” which means “the best—out of this world” in Tahitian. The Mai Tai cocktail took a star turn by earning a prominent role in the Elvis film “Blue Hawaii.”

The Mai Tai drink was created as a way to showcase the flavors of good-quality rum. It should never be neon-colored or overly sweet. A proper Mai Tai allows the rum to shine through with the other ingredients. In the same way, we hope to explain today how ESG efforts can coexist within your investor relations program!


  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
  • 3/4 ounce orange curaçao
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat
  • 1/2 ounce dark rum
  • Garnish: lime wheel
  • Garnish: mint sprig
  1. Add the white rum, curaçao, lime juice and orgeat into a shaker with crushed ice and shake lightly (about 3 seconds).
  2. Pour into a double Old Fashioned glass.
  3. Float the dark rum over top.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel and mint sprig.

This specific recipe was taken from and is available here.