Introduction to ESG, Responsible Investing and Sustainability
- Why they are important and what they all mean
- What is E, S and G?
- Why having an ESG strategy matters
- The benefits, costs & risks of an ESG policy
How Investors use ESG data
- ESG integration
- Screening: Negative, positive, best in class, impact
- The importance of ESG momentum
- Companies investors avoid: Case study
ESG Factors & Themes
- Environmental: Energy consumption, emissions, water use etc.
- Social: Equality and diversity, data security, employee welfare
- Governance: Voting rights, stakeholder engagement, board accountability
- Which matters most and why
- Industry and sector differences
Standards and Regulation
- Regulation affecting ESG factors
- Standards: National and international
- What investors think important
- Latest developments and what to expect in the future
- How they are calculated
- How investors use them in their decision making
- Will there be an industry standard
- What is a good rating?
- What do investors look for?
ESG Ratings and Share Price Performance
- How do companies with higher ESG scores outperform?
- The importance of momentum
- Which factors matter most
- Sector differences
- Differences between the UK and elsewhere
Developing an ESG Strategy and Improving ESG ratings
- ESG engagement: What it means
- Intangible value drivers
- Identifying materiality opportunities for your business
- Corporate disclosure and transparency
- Communication: Investor relations & ESG officers
ESG, Corporate Bonds and Credit
- Does your ESG affect the interest you pay?
- ESG scores and credit ratings
- How it differs from share price affects
- Green bonds