Why a New Direction in ESG Is More Vital Now Than Ever
ESG and socially responsible investing has been profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as investors are now forced to take a more granular view of non-financial risk exposures. This includes the examination of corporate governance through the lens of public health, climate events and shifting consumer demands in a low-carbon economy. However, a universally accepted approach to ESG methodology, measurement, benchmarking, and reporting has still not been established. As a result, there are still few safeguards to prevent greenwashing and other forms of disinformation. In a post-COVID world, how are capital allocators and fund managers working to establish industry standards for ESG? Furthermore, how are investors prioritizing ESG factors in the investment process across asset classes?
Joe Cuillinane, Sales Executive, EMEA, SS&C Intralinks
Rick Lacaille, Global Chief Investment Officer, State Street Global Advisors
Cara Williams, Senior Partner - Global Segment Leader, Financial Intermediaries, Family Offices, Mercer
Rupert Welchman, Managing Director DM Equities – Co-Manager UBAM, Positive Impact Equity, Union Bancaire Privée
Norbert Ling, ESG Credit Portfolio Manager, Invesco Asset Management
Duration: 40 minutes