Stranded Plastics: Understanding and managing plastics risks in investments

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Responsible Investor and ISS ESG

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Plastics play an important role in modern life and economy. However, the associated waste - and the issue of marine plastic litter in particular - presents a mounting challenge for the environment and society. In light of the growing public concern about plastics, and recent policy initiatives, investors with exposure to companies across the plastics value chain are prone to stranded asset risks linked to financial losses and reputational damage in a range of industries impacted by a looming plastics phase-out. Investors have the opportunity to manage these risks if able to identify opportunities in innovative businesses and technologies, and encourage and monitor companies’ management of plastic-related challenges. This webinar will explain how ESG research, data and insights can support responsible investors in considering plastic waste-related risks and opportunities in their investment decisions. In addition, it will give an overview of the current status of the regulatory environment and developments, and explain how ESG data can enable investors to manage risks and source opportunities related to plastics by using the Solactive ISS ESG Beyond Plastic Waste Index. Expert speakers will explore the below topics: What are current problems and challenges caused by plastics and why should the issue rise up the investor agenda? What regulatory and policy initiatives are driving action on plastics? Actioning ESG data: How the Solactive ISS Beyond Plastic Waste Index can help investors identify the leaders in addressing plastic waste and manage plastics-related risks. Investor views: what are investors doing to address the mounting plastic pollution challenge and how can they improve their efforts? Speakers: Ronja Woestheinrich, ESG Analyst, ISS ESG Cornelia Gomez, ESG Director, PAI Partners Hernando Cortina, Head of Index Strategy, ISS ESG Conrad MacKerron, Senior Vice President, As You Sow Moderator: Elza Holmstedt Pell, Events Leader, Responsible Investor

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