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Unlocking ESG integration: 3 key questions

October 7, 2020 at 11:00:00 AM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

ESG investing has reached an inflection point, transitioning from an interesting concept to business as usual at most firms. New rule-making and policies on definitions of ESG funds and heavier scrutiny on ESG disclosure by issuers are on the horizon in many markets. However, there remain challenges when it comes to ESG data quality. Best practice in ESG integration across the lifecycle of investment processes is still being established.

This webinar will explore ESG integration across multiple classes asking questions :

- How do different approaches to materiality affect unique investment strategies?

- How is ESG integrated in cycles of the investment process i.e. active management, proxy voting, and client reporting?

- What are the implications of upcoming regulations and reporting standards on ESG dataset quality?

Useful links:
1. 2020 ESG Playbook (15 trends that set the stage in 2020 - by 18 industry leaders and influencers) - http://solutions.refinitiv.com/2020-esg-playbook
2. Refinitiv Sustainability Perspectives podcast focused on ESG and sustainable finance - https://www.refinitiv.com/en/sustainable-finance/sustainability-perspectives
3. Special report: ESG vs. financial performance of large cap firms - https://www.refinitiv.com/en/resources/white-paper/esg-score-vs-financial-performance
4. Erik Thedéen's speech at Driving Global Standards on Sustainable Finance - https://www.fi.se/en/published/presentations/2020/erik-thedeens-speech-at-driving-global-standards-onsustainable-
5. 30-day complimentary access to Refinitiv ESG data - http://solutions.refinitiv.com/try-refinitiv-esg-data

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Head of Sustainable Investing & Fund Ratings,Refinitiv
Leon Saunders Calvert runs the Sustainable Finance, Lipper and I&A Insights businesses for Refinitiv. He is also a Board Observer at TAB, an aggregator of crowdfunding and other online financial marketplace data, an Advisory Board member of AidHub, a platform for NGOs, charities and companies to manage and measure their social impact initiatives, and an Advisory Board member of HighCastle.
He joined the company in 2007 and has held various roles as the EMEA Head of Banking & Research and the Global Head of the Deals, League Tables and Private Equity franchises. Before this he ran the research and data teams at Mergermarket (now Acuris) and he started his career as an M&A Analyst at Regent Partners.
Webinar hosting presenter
Director of Partnerships & Market Outreach, SASB
Nicolai Lundy is the Director of Partnerships and Market Outreach. He helps asset owners, asset managers, and data and analytics firms that are using the SASB standards in their work. In his role, Nicolai oversees SASB’s research licensing, membership, and education programs. He led the development of SASB’s credential program – the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA). He's been with SASB since 2013 and before that he had a variety of roles in Norway and the U.S.
Webinar hosting presenter
Head of Sustainable Investing, Putnam
Katherine Collins is Head of Sustainable Investing at Putnam Investments and portfolio
manager for Putnam's Sustainable Leaders and Sustainable Future strategies, with
approximately $6 billion in assets under management. 
In addition to her investment roles, Ms. Collins is an author and beekeeper, and serves on
numerous boards, including the Santa Fe Institute, Omega Institute, Last Mile Health, and
Harvard Divinity School Dean's Council.
Webinar hosting presenter
Head of Strategic Content, Responsible Investor
Daniel has been Editor of Responsible Investor since 2010, overseeing the day-to-day running of the site. Daniel was News Editor at Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) from 2002 to 2007. Formerly he was Multimedia Editor, Europe for Bloomberg News where he was involved in programming the Bloomberg Forum interview series.
Prior to this he was Economics Editor at Ideaglobal.com where he oversaw the daily Financial Markets Today economics and market commentary product. While at IPE he was the moderator of the European Parliamentary Pension Forum and has appeared on CNBC and the BBC discussing pension and investment issues. He started his career at Reuters, initially in investor communications before moving on to edit its online staff newsletter ‘The Daily Briefing’.
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