Mon Feb 1 GMT (9 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon Feb 1 6:00am - Mon Feb 1 7:00am
Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) refers to the three central factors in measuring the sustainability and societal impacts of investments. Recent research has found that social aspects are now the most important for US investors1. Join this webinar co-hosted by the PRI, the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment, to learn about assessing your investments’ societal impacts.
Investors have paid close attention to corporate governance and environmental issues – the ‘G’ and ‘E’ of ESG – for some time, however recent events have put social issues and equality under the spotlight1. The ‘S’ – social criteria – covers the relationships a company has, and the reputation it fosters with people and institutions in the communities where they do business. It includes labour relations and diversity and inclusion2. However, the ‘S’ is much harder to quantify in a standardised way, and therefore more difficult to translate into financial disclosures, than for instance environmental aspects such as carbon emissions.
About the webinar
This webinar will focus on exploring what exactly is covered by the ‘S’ in ESG. Is it human rights, living wage, diversity, community investment? The session will also discuss corporate best practice on approaches and disclosures.
Nikolaj Halkjaer Pedersen
Senior Specialist, Responsible Investment, PRI
Director for Global Goals, Business in the Community (BITC)
Global Sustainability Director, Unilever