IR Magazine Webinar – Putting the ‘S’ in ESG: Why investors care about your company’s social impact

IR Magazine Webinar – Putting the ‘S’ in ESG: Why investors care about your company’s social impact

Thursday, March 21, 2019

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How your business operates within a broad societal context is core to the longevity of your business. Larry Fink’s 2019 letter to CEOs highlights that profits and purpose are inextricably linked. When looking at ESG issues, social impacts are often lumped in with environmental and governance issues – but investors are increasingly seeking deeper information about a company’s social impacts as a stand-alone consideration.
A new generation of retail investors is increasingly concerned about topics like executive remuneration, board diversity or social and human rights issues throughout a company’s supply chain. New index products have appeared that screen for firms with good practices. Furthermore, the pool of institutional investors that integrate ESG factors into their investment and voting decisions is rapidly growing, as is the expectation for companies to incorporate a social narrative into their equity story, and disclose information on social factors – something that is notoriously hard to quantify.
Sign up to this webinar to learn:
  • How IROs need to adapt their story about the company’s purpose in relation to the core business strategy
  • The social issues investors want your board and CEO to be able to speak clearly and confidently on, and how you can prepare them to do so
  • What data from sustainability, corporate governance, human resources and other teams will best inform investors and help them make accurate decisions?
  • The latest trends in shareholder proposals focused on social impacts and how IR can engage around these issues

Investors that focus heavily on ESG factors can have long-term investment horizons, and engaging on these topics can build stability into your shareholder register.

Speakers include:

Marc Butler, director of product marketing & domain knowledge, Intelligize
Amanda Cimaglia, assistant vice president, investor relations & ESG reporting, Hannon Armstrong
Moderator: Laurie Havelock, editor-at-large, IR Magazine
Niamh Whooley, senior vice president and ESG engagement analyst, Pimco

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