There is now global acknowledgment that the climate crisis is posing an immediate threat to business and financial markets. Now, Covid-19 has made clear how vulnerable our economies are to global threats and that those companies with vulnerable supply chains, questionable labor standards, and carbon-intensive business models are especially exposed to these risks.
Leading financial institutions have reacted to these sustainability risks by integrating ESG-considerations into their portfolio management, and they have created international standards through initiatives such as the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). ESG data analytics are becoming an integral part of investment decisions, with climate, human and labor rights, water and materials supply dominating the agenda. Meanwhile, ESG-related opportunities are gaining in importance, with the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals serving as an important reference, while total impact measurement concepts are sitting at the doorstep to finally put an end to externalizing important costs of business action.
At this virtual Roundtable senior business leaders will review the latest developments in ESG investment standards and data analytics, discuss how best to engage with ESG investors, and position themselves to gain financial and business advantage through superior ESG performance.
The World Environment Center and Arabesque Partners are inviting WEC’s members as well as selected major financial and business organizations to discuss under the Chatham House Rule.
An invitation only virtual event.
This event has passed and a summary of the event can be found here.