|Event Date||Tue Jun 29 EDT (4 months ago)|
ESG (environmental, social and governance) standards have fast risen up corporate agendas as investors, consumers and regulators increasingly demand action on climate change through emissions reduction, stronger efforts towards social development goals and greater transparency in governance.
For corporate treasurers, ESG is an agent in debt funding, where in the green bond market, corporates issued USD64bn in 2020. Sustainability and social bonds have also grown in the Covid crisis, with use of proceeds focussed on positive health and social outcomes. Sustainability linked loans and deposits are also increasingly available to treasurers in bank markets. There has also been an increasing commitment to reduce carbon emissions. A well-functioning voluntary carbon market will be critical to reaching net zero and net negative goals, and corporate treasuries will be increasingly relied upon to implement these strategies.
In this session we discuss the implementation of ESG measures in treasury, and look beyond funding to incentivising positive sustainability impacts in areas including supply chains, commodities, derivatives, and investments, to create a holistic view of ESG for treasurers.
Please note: Complimentary attendance is available to corporate treasurers, system suppliers, consultants and law firms. Admittance will not be granted to financial institutions.
Head of Treasury, Tesco
Portfolio Manager EM Debt, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)
Francis C.M. Ho
Senior Director - Group Treasury & Project Finance, CLP Holdings Limited
Head of Corporate Sales – UK, Standard Chartered
Senior Content Producer, EuroFinance (moderator)