In the ESG economy, the impact of both financial and non-financial business decisions can have a far-reaching effect on investment returns. This can be problematic for advisors, as a much broader set of factors must be taken into account when assessing an investment decision. When analysing a company’s ESG score, it can be difficult to know how to approach moral conflicts and grey areas.
A good example of this kind of moral conflict is that of cryptocurrency. While proponents believe that crypto has the potential to level the economic playing field on a global scale, cryptocurrencies present a dilemma from an ESG perspective because of the negative environmental impact of crypto mining. To drive the uptake of ESG, financial professionals need to develop a consistent approach to dealing with moral conflicts that arise when assessing corporate performance.
Which is why, in Episode 6 of the ESG Innovation Hub, we’ll be joined by speakers from across the financial industry, who’ll be sharing their insights into the moral grey areas in ESG and offering a comprehensive blueprint for mitigating any potential risk.
We’ll be discussing:
- The grey areas of ESG and the importance of knowing where they arise
- Mitigate risk by engaging investors with comprehensive and objective reports that approach moral conflicts head-on
- Future-proof your investment approach with a concrete strategy for overcoming ESG conflicts
- And more
- Evan Vahouny, Chief Impact Officer, Proof of Impact
- Maria Drew, Director of Research for Responsible Investing, T. Rowe Price
- James Kinsbrook, Head of ESG, Thomas Lloyd
The ESG Innovation Hub is hosted by Georgina Mitchell, Consultant, WellHouse Consulting.