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Virtual training: Navigating net zero

Continuing professional development (CPD) opportunity: ESG training series for consultants and trustees

With Lloyd McAllister, Head of ESG research, and Alexander Parkinson, PhD, ESG data analyst

There is a palpable sense of alarm as we see the real-world, real-time effects of climate change play out in front of our eyes, leading to increased prominence of net-zero targets. Join us as we discuss engaging with companies on ambition and action.
• Navigating the net-zero landscape
• Implications for companies
• The role of investors
• Engaging with the oil industry
Recorded Jun 15 2021 40 mins
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  • Virtual training: Navigating net zero Recorded: Jun 15 2021 40 mins
    Lloyd McAllister, Head of ESG research, and Alexander Parkinson, PhD, ESG data analyst
    Continuing professional development (CPD) opportunity: ESG training series for consultants and trustees

    With Lloyd McAllister, Head of ESG research, and Alexander Parkinson, PhD, ESG data analyst

    There is a palpable sense of alarm as we see the real-world, real-time effects of climate change play out in front of our eyes, leading to increased prominence of net-zero targets. Join us as we discuss engaging with companies on ambition and action.
    • Navigating the net-zero landscape
    • Implications for companies
    • The role of investors
    • Engaging with the oil industry
  • Virtual training: Tackling the bond market tug of war Recorded: May 6 2021 40 mins
    Scott Freedman and Martin Chambers, credit analysts and portfolio managers
    Continuing professional development (CPD) opportunity: ESG training series for consultants and trustees

    With Scott Freedman and Martin Chambers, credit analysts and portfolio managers

    In this session we’ll explore the current fixed-income landscape, and the shift towards sustainable bonds. The Covid-19 crisis has brought social concepts and issuance into sharp focus, but how does this affect bond usage? Following the decline in bond yields and the growing risk of inflation, many investors are asking where next for bonds?
    • What’s the benefit of integrating ESG into fixed income
    • How does ESG create value for companies and countries
    • The future of bonds
    • A structural regime change
  • Virtual training - ESG: Cutting through the jargon - engagement (5) Recorded: Nov 24 2020 61 mins
    Lloyd McAllister and Rebecca White
    Sign up to hear all about engagement on 24 November with responsible investment analysts, Lloyd McAllister and Rebecca White.

    In this session, we will discuss what engagement is, and why it is becoming increasingly important. What constitutes successful engagement? We will also talk though real-life examples of our activity. Finally, we will look at how companies should report and measure engagement.
  • Virtual training - ESG: Cutting through the jargon - climate change (4) Recorded: Oct 20 2020 60 mins
    Andrew Parry and Professor Chris Rapley
    Session four in our series will be covering the role of climate change.

    Join Andrew Parry, head of sustainable investment, and Professor Chris Rapley, Professor of Climate Science at University College London (UCL) on 20 October for an engaging discussion about why climate change should be an important consideration in your portfolio construction.

    They will cover why climate change has grown in importance, understanding the associated financial risks and opportunities, and how to incorporate climate investing into your investment strategy.

    More information:
    Prior to UCL, Chris Rapley was Director of the British Antarctic Survey from 1998 to 2007 and Director of the Science Museum from 2007 to 2010. In 2008 he was awarded the Edinburgh Science Medal “For professional achievements judged to have made a significant contribution to the understanding and well-being of humanity”. Since January 2014 Chris is the Chair of European Space Agency (ESA), Director General's High Level Science Policy Advisory Committee.
  • Virtual training - ESG: Cutting through the jargon (3) Recorded: Sep 22 2020 58 mins
    Scott Freedman and Martin Chambers
    Join us for a deep dive into ESG in fixed income covering: why you should consider ESG bond investing, the opportunity in the sustainable bond market, how to assess credit and government bonds with ESG and how to deliver better engagement and sustainable outcomes.
  • Virtual training - ESG: Cutting through the jargon (2) Recorded: Aug 12 2020 60 mins
    Andrew Parry, Head of sustainable investment
    Session two: The regulatory landscape for ESG

    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations have moved from the side lines to become front and centre for investors and their clients in recent years.

    Andrew Parry, head of sustainable investment, aims to cut through the noise in his second session sessions covering the regulatory landscape for ESG.

    Agenda:
    1.The Investment Association’s Responsible Investment Framework and its significance
    2.Understand the regulatory landscape in the UK (Stewardship code, TCFD reporting, etc.)
    3.ESG considerations and their possible impacts on risk / return metrics
    4.How should trustees and advisors make an ESG vision a practical reality?
    5.How can trustees and advisors engage with their fund managers on ESG issues?
    6.Putting ESG investing into practice

    CPD accreditation:
    Attendees will be able to claim one hour’s continuing professional development (CPD) from the session.
  • Virtual training - ESG: Cutting through the jargon (1) Recorded: Jul 28 2020 60 mins
    Andrew Parry, Head of sustainable investment
    Session one: Introduction to ESG

    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations have moved from the side lines to become front and centre for investors and their clients in recent years.

    Andrew Parry, head of sustainable investment, aims to cut through the noise in a two-part educational series covering the key topics consultants and trustees need to be aware of, from breaking down the jargon, to explaining why ESG factors are increasingly important, and what trustees’ legal obligations are.

    In this session, the following topics will be covered:
    1.Understand and define the various components of ESG investing
    2.Introduce the various investment strategies linked to ESG
    3.Why are ESG considerations so important?
    4.Importance of engagement and voting
    5.What’s the difference between active and passive ESG investing?
    6.Understand the difference between ESG factors in equity and fixed income
    7.Focus on climate change

    CPD accreditation:
    Attendees will be able to claim one hour’s continuing professional development (CPD) from the session.
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