How is ESG reshaping the world of pensions and investments? event series

Environmental Social Governance (ESG) should be embedded into every organisation’s business purpose and strategy. Your organisation’s ESG rating is critical to attracting investment and in determining who you do business with in future, so it is vitally important that your investors, clients, shareholders and other stakeholders understand your commitment to ensuring resilience, sustainability, data security and fair treatment of your workforce.

Join us for a three-part event series to encourage debate and exchange ideas and perspectives on the practical reality of ESG in the pensions/investment industry. Held in association with the Global Ethical Finance Initiative as part of its Path to COP26 campaign, each session, chaired by a Shepherd and Wedderburn specialist, will feature a panel of leading figures from the pensions and investment sector, who will discuss their experience of ESG, and focus on a different aspect of the pensions and investment landscape.

Wednesday 19 May 2021: The investor/investee relationship

This session will be led by Tom Swan, a partner from our corporate finance team, with guest speakers to be announced in the run-up to the event.

In this session we will discuss the practical impact ESG issues are having on the relationship between investment managers and investee companies including:

  • How managers are developing new methods to quantify and assess ESG factors, and how these metrics can be integrated with existing financial performance information;
  • how investee companies are responding to requests for ESG reporting and how this fits into financial reporting frameworks; and
  • how investors and investees manage the risk of greenwashing by targets and competitors.

Further events in How is ESG reshaping the world of pensions and investments? series

Each event in the series qualifies for CPD. Click here for further information.


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