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Dec 07, 2022

IR TV: Bénédicte Hautefort of Scalens on ESG data collection and increasing ESG activism

Investor and IRO challenges differ in bullish and bearish markets

Scalens’ co-founder and CEO Bénédicte Hautefort was one of the speakers at the panel session ‘Overcoming the challenges to ESG data collection’ at the IR Magazine ESG Integration Forum – Europe.

Speakers offered insights on how to effectively collect solid and reliable data that will help firms develop effective ESG targets and measure progress.

From identifying issues material to a specific business operating in a certain industry to preparing for future greenhouse emission requirements, panelists offered actionable advice to investor relations professionals.

After the session, IR Magazine grabbed a one-to-one chat with Hautefort for targeted advice on how to manage ESG goals and increasing ESG activism in a bearish market.

‘I am not sure investors are nervous, as they are able to anticipate [market moves] and be successful in [both] bullish and bearish markets,’ she said. ‘It’s not the same for corporates. The challenges for IROs are to be able to anticipate possible [accusations] and [navigate] the ESG [movement]. ESG is a new area, [still] a little bit gray and more open to criticism, and therefore activism.’

To find out more about the ESG Integration Forum – Europe and watch the replay, please click here.

Watch our additional IR TV video with Q4 at the event here, our chat with discoverIE Group here and visit this page for our conversation with Morrow Sodali.  

Listen to The Ticker #133 to hear our team’s big takeaways from the forum.

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