The ABCs of ESG

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 3:00PM - 4:00PM | Room: Lafleur 1&2  |   Concurrent Round 5

 |  Patrick Davidson | Michael McGuire | Carol Villazon | Chad Spitler |

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing continues to be on the rise. By some accounts, ESG investing has grown by more than 97 percent globally in the past 20 years. In dollar value, the number has gone from tens of billions to hundreds of trillions, and the number of investment funds has increased from 10s to 1000s. The issue has captured the spotlight even more so as governance teams that vote the proxy are increasingly using ESG in their decision-making process. But what exactly does ESG mean for the IR practitioner? How can you best position your company to be front footed from an ESG standpoint?

Learning Objectives: 
  • Gain an understanding of ESG and best practices from IR practitioners that have leading ESG platforms
  • Understand how the street views ESG from an IR practitioner persepctive
  • Learn whether companies are doing a good job communicating their ESG value proposition and what boards need to know