ESG Goes Mainstream

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 9:30AM - 10:30AM | Room: Latour Ballroom  |   General Session

 |  Katherine Collins | Jonathan Bailey | Daniel Nielsen | Elizabeth Saunders |

The emphasis on ESG investing has increasingly gained momentum as a key investor focus or a “preference” screen.  Inflows into narrowly focused SRI funds focused on “sin” stocks are dwindling while investing in funds that have an ESG scorecard are growing and requests for additional disclosures to companies are skyrocketing. This is a board level topic and one that IROs must have a seat at the table for. Hear from a panel of diverse and influential buy-side investors who assess ESG factors in light of how operating decisions impact a company’s long-term risk profile. Gain insights into their “ESG scorecard” - how they assess companies across all industries - and better understand what types of questions and disclosures are critical to attracting and maintaining these investors.

Learning Objectives:
  • Get up-to-speed on how influential investors are factoring ESG screens into their investing process – what’s changed over the past year
  • Discover what investors are looking for and how to translate what your company is doing into messages that investors – and other stakeholders – need to know
  • Identify the most impactful “message delivery” vehicles