Webinar – ESG and activism: How should companies prepare for engagement?

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Companies are under increasing risk of activism over ESG issues. While governance has always been a key focus for investors, environmental issues have rapidly climbed the agenda in recent years, especially those related to climate change. More recently, the Covid-19 pandemic has thrust attention on previously overlooked social issues, such as employee safety and welfare. In this webinar, we will explore how institutional investors consider ESG factors in their engagement and proxy voting, with a particular focus on the continental European market. We will also hear from companies about how they manage investor engagement over ESG issues and what methods they are using to track and report progress in this area. In this webinar you’ll hear: • How engagement differs depending on the ESG topic in question • Which issues investors are focused on in 2020, and expectations for next year • Case studies of successful engagement over ESG issues • How to use sustainable reporting frameworks to demonstrate progress against goals. IR Magazine has partnered with SDL to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and SDL will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or SDL. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: www.irmagazine.com/privacy and SDL‘s privacy policy: https://www.sdl.com/legal/privacy/.

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