While sustainable development is often characterized as an environmental concept, it is actually a multidimensional concept that equally weighs social, economic and environmental considerations. This comprehensive approach is inherent in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The globe is facing multiple crises that are making it increasingly apparent that environmental and social issues are intrinsically connected and must be tackled in tandem. The finance industry and regulators have made considerable progress on measuring and incorporating the environmental impact but still struggles with social factors. In fact more than half of global institutional investors last year said social issues were the most difficult to assess and integrate into their investment analysis.
This webinar will provide an overview of the factors that should be considered in the “S” in ESG. It will explore how S issues can be addressed throughout the investment process from pre-investment screening to engagement and will look at the challenges that need to be addressed to properly incorporate the S into sustainable finance approaches.
Lead ESG Specialist, UBS Group Sustainability and Impact
Martijn Oosterwoud leads the ESG specialists’ team within the Group Sustainability and Impact team of UBS. In this role, he works closely with the investment, product management and global sales teams in the various divisions of UBS Group on...
Building Bridges is an open and collaborative effort that aims to accelerate the transition to a sustainable financial system.
Building Bridges brings diverse actors from the finance industry, the United Nations, international organizations, NGOs, academia, and government together in collaboration around a common vision of advancing sustainable finance to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).