Corporate Secretary Webinar – ESG for investor relations officers: Moving from awareness to action

Corporate Secretary Webinar – ESG for investor relations officers: Moving from awareness to action

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
8.00 am PDT / 11.00 am EDT / 4.00 pm BST / 5.00 pm CET
Duration: 30 minutes

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Investor interest in ESG issues continues to grow. Evidence is mounting that environmental and social issues can be financially material to business performance. Companies are responding to these market signals, with more than 85 percent of S&P 500 companies now reporting on their ESG and sustainability performance in some form.
Although climate risk and diversity continue to be top issues of interest to investors, there are hundreds of ESG metrics that companies are being scored on. While ESG roadshows may be the norm in Europe, they are just starting to gain traction with US companies. How should investor relations officers (IROs) prepare for this new wave of investor appetite?
Discussion topics include:
• Why do IROs need to create a compelling narrative on ESG performance that is aligned with the business strategy, and what should that narrative include?
• Why should IROs prioritize and focus on the most material ESG issues to the business, and how do you determine what those are?
• What are some best practice examples of strategies and tactics that leading companies are using to build capacity within IR and corporate governance departments to communicate with investors on ESG issues?
• How are companies engaging with investors on ESG issues to competitively differentiate business performance on ESG risk management and governance?
Speakers include:
Libby Bernick, managing director and global head of Trucost corporate business, S&P Global
Steve Lippman, ESG engagement director, Microsoft


Moderator: Judith Ugwumadu, online editor, IR Magazine

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