Reuters Events is offering ESG Clarity readers the chance to sign up to two webinars on key topics surrounding responsible investments in the current climate
As covid-19 pandemic has caused global lockdowns, Reuters Events has launched the webinars to reach investors across the world concerned about how the impact of coronavirus will affect markets, economies and their portfolios.
On Tuesday 28 April (9:30 EDT/14:30 BST), Reuters Events will hold the webinar ESG in Emerging Markets to explore how EM countries and companies are fighting the coronavirus and climate change. Speakers including Fergus McCormick, director and head of research at the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance and Gianleo Frisari, climate change economist at Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) will discussenvironmental and social best practices companies should use to address current challenges, the role of the investment community and the potential for a green infrastructure spending boom.
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register click here.
A second webinar titled ESG and Sustainable investing in the midst of Covid-19: will be help on Thursday 30 April (9:30 EDT/14:30 BST). Key topics up for discussion include the dangers of a reduction in ESG attention, insights from how the ESG conversation is evolving across the world as well as offering practical guidance for greater fiduciary responsibility.
Speakers include LGIM’s director of corporate governance Sacha Sadan, global head of ESG research at HSBC Xavier Desmadryl, Boston Consulting Group’s partner and director of sustainable investing and social impactVeronica Chau and Jessica Strine, CEO and managing partner at Sustainable Governance Partners.
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Dominic Grocott, head of ESG investment at Reuters Events, commented: “Stakeholders need to survive, and these stakeholders are represented in ESG. The current pandemic is highlighting this fact with significant E, S and G related decisions being made daily including everything from executive pay, dividends and share buybacks, to employee healthcare, employee lay-offs, and even food insecurity.
“It is no wonder that companies and investors who are further along their ESG journey have fared better in recent weeks and are forecast to do so over the coming months and into the recovery period. There can be no doubt of the materiality of ESG and the need for all investors to understand the practical steps involved in incorporating ESG factors into decision-making.”