Responsible Investor and the Investor Relations Society
As pressure grows for the integration of ESG factors into company valuation and sustainable and impact investing continues to attract more funds, the call to investors and corporates to address ESG data quality, consistency and accuracy becomes louder. The gap in perspective of investors, corporates and industry practitioners to enable creation of a reliable pool data of ESG data is evident.
In this 4 part webinar series, find out about the different perspectives of corporates, investors and actors on addressing the ESG Data quality, consistency and accuracy gap. We will explore their differing views and challenges and discuss solutions and offer best practice examples.
ESG data, ratings and indices
The first in the webinar series will focus on how ESG data is defined, constructed, communicated, compared and practically used.
This webinar is presented in partnership with the Investor Relations Society. Newly appointed CEO, Laura Hayter, will give insight into some of the key findings and views from a recently conducted a survey ESG data and current practices. The Investor Relations Society has over 800 members representing European investor relations professionals.
What types of data do investors consider to be ESG data?
Why is it a challenge for companies to produce ESG data?
Is the incorporation of general ESG data from data providers sufficient to resolve long term information gaps ?
How are ESG ratings and indices constructed and differ?
How do rating and index providers attribute financial performance resulting from ESG practices not always tracked or reported on by companies and is it accounted for in ESG ratings and indices?
Laura Hayter, CEO, The Investor Relations Society
Rakesh Patel, Director, Investor Relations, InterContinental Hotels Group
Andy Howard, Head of Sustainable Research, Schroders
Sam Sue Ping, Head of Issuer Communications, MSCI
Moderator: Helen Wood-Gush, Senior ESG Consultant, Responsible Investor