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Finance, Legal and Sustainability Professionals at European Listed Companies to Discuss How to Articulate Material ESG Issues

By: 3BL Media

IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary join forces to present the third annual ESG Integration Forum as a virtual event on November 18, featuring investors, analysts, governance, sustainability, and financial professionals.

SOURCE: IR Magazine


November 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ - This unique event will bring together investment, governance, investor relations and sustainability professionals from across the UK and Europe to develop an integrated approach when responding to changing investor expectations around ESG factors.

The format, far removed from a traditional webinar, consists of panel discussions, live speaker Q&A, 1-to-1 networking, virtual roundtable discussions, fireside chats and more.

Discussions at the forum include a CFO’s perspective on ESG, buyside perspective on CSRD, what investors really want, the challenge of quantifying social impact, how to find ‘best-fit’ ESG investors, the changing dialogue of cooperation and conflict between issuers and investors, COP26 and TCFD, climate trends and its implications for companies, strengthening board oversight on ESG, best practices when telling an ESG story and the future of ESG reporting.

Prominent names who will speaking at the event include Stephanie Bruce, chief financial officer from abrdn, Anouk Heilen, global sustainability director for social impact from Unilever, Kimberley Lewis, head of active ownership from Schroders, Sandhya Sabapathy, head of community and social impact at The Adecco Group, Linda Freiner, group head of sustainability at Zurich, Maria Cuevas, investor relations ESG director at Novartis, Anna White, ESG analyst at Fidelity investments, Sophie L'Helias, president, board member and lead independent director, Herbalife and Kering, Jan Rabe, co-head of the sustainable investment office from Metzler Asset Management and Brunno Maradei, global head of responsible investment from Aegon Asset Management amongst others.

ESG risks and opportunities are constantly changing, and bringing up new challenges. This year, we have seen ESG activism, momentum building regarding policy on sustainability, new diversity requirements for public companies and increased focus on net-zero commitments. The ESG integration forum is the only event that brings together the key functions within a public company to tackle the challenges in this rapidly developing space. We believe that businesses don’t operate in silos, and neither should our events!” – Steven Wade, head of event content, IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary.

Attendees will include investors, analysts and publicly listed companies from across the UK and Europe. The ticket prices are currently £275 and are available for purchase on the event website. The conference has many prominent partners supporting the event and providing expertise, including AlphaSense, CMi2i, Deutsche Bank, Diligent, emperor, Georgeson, ingage, Nasdaq, OneTrust ESG, Sifa Strategy and Tangelo Software.

About IR Magazine

IR Magazine is a publication of IR Media Group, a business media company renowned for its magazines, websites, events and research.

Initially launched in 1988 by the Economist Group, IR Magazine is renowned for providing quality insight and a global perspective. IR Magazine, available in digital and hard copy form, helps investor relations professionals globally achieve more in their IR programmes, benchmark their efforts and connect to their peers in the IR community. In addition to reporting the latest developments, writing in-depth features, producing research reports, and broadcasting podcasts, IR Magazine also hosts events worldwide.

Our region-specific awards have been the definitive hallmark of IR excellence and best practice for over 20 years now, while our think tanks offer a unique opportunity for high-level executives to share ideas with their peers and with our expert panels. IR Magazine also hosts conferences and webinars as part of our commitment to providing ongoing education to the IR community.

About Corporate Secretary

Corporate Secretary is a publication of IR Media Group, a business media company renowned for its magazines, websites, events and research.

Corporate Secretary is a digital and print platform, providing a forum where governance experts and service providers can share their experience, insights and best practice recommendations on a wide range of critical issues, from corruption, internal investigations, e-discovery and records management to succession planning, executive compensation, proxy actions and shareholder engagement.

Corporate Secretary was founded in 2002 to help corporate secretaries and other governance professionals develop a deeper understanding of their roles and become more effective in them at a time when publicly listed companies’ regulatory compliance requirements began to escalate amid a series of high-profile corporate accounting scandals.

Corporate Secretary is independently owned and today continues to serve a vital role in highlighting the achievements and expertise of a group of people who work outside the spotlight and are often isolated as the only individuals in their organizations focusing on these complex matters.

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