ESG: Now You Can Have your Cake and Eat it Too!
Date & Time
Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Sustainable investing is very hot right now — but it is often misunderstood. Many investors think a sustainable agenda limits a portfolio to a narrow piece of the market. Conventional wisdom suggests that creating a sustainable equity portfolio is a restrictive exercise that involves screening out stocks and fishing in a condensed subset of the broader equity market. But both research and practice shows quite the opposite: many companies across a wide range of industries and countries are, in fact, aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). In this session, hear from leading experts about how to get the very best return on investments using sustainable investing — and why it works so well! Discover: • Finding the alignment of positive impact and shareholder value — How ESG can lead to higher financial returns • Allocating resources and prioritizing to drive an ESG agenda • Why reporting and communication have become vital in positive impact investing • How investors are changing strategies, investments and technologies to meet the 2030 and 2050 horizons well!
Rosalie Vendette, Independent Sustainable Finance Expert