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ESG and sustainable investing in the midst of Covid-19

ESG a valuable intangible asset
11 May 2020
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    “Unprecedented, disruptive, game-changing”. These are commonly heard words describing the COVID-19 pandemic and the shock it is creating for businesses, economies and governments, testing the fabric of our society and culture. Undoubtedly, this may mean significant changes for the world and the way we do business and interact with each other for the foreseeable future. It is now widely agreed that ESG quality is an overall proxy to management quality and a valuable intangible asset - something confirmed by the current crisis.

    Xavier Desmadryl, Global Head of ESG Research & PRI at HSBC Global Asset Management recently discussed the impact Covid-19 is having on the sustainable investing conversation, and the practical next steps for the investment community with LGIM, Sustainable Governance Partners and BCG.

    The webinar focused on the ESG conversation amidst the challenging times the world is currently facing. Responsible investment has dominated conversations in more recent times and now in the midst of the pandemic, it is important to look at how we should adjust ESG priorities and how they can contribute to the solution.

    The webinar focused on five key topics:

    • ESG trends in the current market
    • How the implication of these trends are affecting current agendas
    • ESG themes that are rising in prominence
    • Implications for companies and how they engage with investors
    • What investors can do and opportunities faced

    To view the webinar please click here