ESG Archive

May 03, 2022
Concern grows over funds’ ESG labels, says Cerulli Associates
Retail investors across Europe continue to increase their interest in responsible investment but there is growing concern over how robust the classification of ESG funds by asset managers is under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) framework. Despite the overall growth and increasing specialization of ESG value propositions in recent years, at the end of 2021 the majority of European ESG assets were held in equity mutual fund products, Cerulli Asso...
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Apr 14, 2022
Data privacy and security an emerging ESG issue for healthcare, says Medtronic at IR Magazine Forum – Healthcare
‘Healthcare as an industry has really close ties to ESG in a number of different ways,’ said Ryan Weispfenning, vice president and head of investor relations at the world’s largest medical device maker Medtronic. Speaking at the IR Magazine Forum – Healthcare today, Weispfenning said that by nature, the healthcare sector is close to a lot of the principles of ESG...
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Apr 13, 2022
ESG Integration Awards – 2022 nominations deadline reminder
IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary are seeking nominations for the inaugural ESG Integration Awards with the final deadline for submissions being midnight ET on April 15. Entries can be submitted – free of charge – by corporate secretaries, general counsel, compliance officers, sustainability teams and IR professionals at companies listed/domiciled in the US, or by vendors or service providers on behalf of their corporate clients. The w...
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Apr 11, 2022
ESG in the Boardroom report – available now
Corporate Secretary’s ‘ESG in the Boardroom’ report presents data collected from a survey conducted among in-house governance professionals such as general counsel and corporate secretaries. It provides important insights into, among other things, which part of the board is taking responsibility for ESG oversight, when ESG discussions are taking place and investors’ interest in board oversight of ESG matters. Findings in this report are based on data from ...
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Apr 11, 2022
Comment: The changing world of IR – From Covid-19 to ESG and deglobalization
Writing this, most companies had reported their fourth-quarter and full-year 2021 results and many management and IR teams had post-results investor outreach under way. This includes February roadshows and March broker conferences before first-quarter preps kick off in April. A few trailblazer countries like the UK and Denmark removed most Covid-19 restrictions in January as cases fell, with some others following in February, but others – Hong Kong, for example ...
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Apr 06, 2022
How companies are reporting on human capital management
Aside from climate change, the ESG topic that has garnered the most investor attention over the last two years is human capital management (HCM). During that time, the Covid-19 pandemic and global racial justice protests have pushed social issues firmly into the spotlight. Institutional investors, as well as other stakeholders, have demanded greater assurance that companies are caring for and managing their workforces effectively and respectfully. In response, busin...
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Mar 17, 2022
ESG investing resilient against geopolitical turmoil, say polls
Delegates at the IR Magazine ESG Integration Forum – Europe insist ESG is here to stay and anticipate even more ESG proposals emerging at the 2022 AGM season. Attendees at the hybrid in-person and virtual forum in London earlier this month were polled for their views on the increasingly integral investing approach taken by global companies. ...
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