Mark Serwinowski, Founder and CEO, MetaVu Inc., Herman Mulder, Chairman of the Board, Global Reporting Initiative and Michael Muyot, President and Founder, CRD Analytics at the GRI conference in St. Louis
About the Show…
The Changing ESG Landscape is the only Quarterly Analyst Call addressing the rapid evolution of sustainability reporting (exchanges, indexes and ratings), ESG / Impact investing and sustainable development ROI. The QAC raises the bar for sustainability index transparency, establishing a two-way communication between corporate reporters and the investment community by addressing the challenges they face, providing a transparent view into the state of corporate ESG reporting and sustainable development.
The Changing Landscape of ESG Reporting and Impact Investing
The landscape of corporate reporting on environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance is changing. With more than 100 sustainability-related ranking systems around the world, it is no surprise corporate reporters are challenged by the volume, frequency and lack of comparability of data requests. The increase and velocity of ESG rankings and indexes is directly correlated to investor demand to allocate capital to high performance companies and for the investor community to have consistent trend-worthy ESG data.
Historical market trends show that companies with stronger ESG scores consistently exceed earnings estimates more frequently than those with lower ESG scores*. And there's a market for this type of capital investment – as showcased by Morgan Stanley's recent launch of its Investing with Impact Platform which offers an investment approach targeting risk-adjusted financial returns as well as positive environmental and social impact investing. There are now more than $3 trillion total assets under management (AUM) in the US involved in Socially Responsible Investing (ESG screened), and globally that value is $24 trillion AUM.
Come learn the investor point of view from independent analyst firm, CRD Analytics, whose SmartView® 360 Platform powers the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index, Global 1000 Sustainable Performance Leaders, Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings and Buy-side Investment Research on Bloomberg.
Acquire practical tips for embedding sustainability into operations that drive financial performance from award-winning sustainable development advisory firm, MetaVu.
These experts will address the following topics:
- How to optimize ESG reporting for the sustainability and impact investment community
- Profile the ESG reporting trends driving competitive performance and what to do now
- How to improve accessibility and quality of ESG performance data to ensure accurate rankings
- Learn about SRI / ESG Indexes, including the NASDAQ Sustainability Index Company Selection Process – trends and observations from fallen companies and those re-listed or new companies
The #1 request we've received from companies and investors is assurance in relation to the most up-to-date sustainability information.
2013 Quarterly Analyst Calls
- March 14, 2013
- June 13, 2013
- September 12, 2013
- December 12, 2013
Acquire actionable insights from News and Analysis of key issues and participate live in Q&A with industry leading guest speakers.
Archived Analyst Calls are available if you or someone from your organization is unable to attend.
MetaVu is an award-winning sustainability performance advisory firm, helping companies define the business case for sustainability, drive the innovation process and measure the ROI. MetaVu's advisory services and subscription products provide consistent, thought-leading, practical value to clients across multiple sectors including Agriculture, Building Products, Chemicals, Clean-tech, Consumer Products, Forest Products, Manufacturing, Mining, Oil and Gas, Transportation, and Utilities.
About CRD Analytics
CRD Analytics is a leading provider of independent sustainability investment analytics. Using its proprietary SmartView® 360 Platform, CRD Analytics empowers its clients with actionable and performance-driven information distilled from large sets of complex data including financial, environmental, social, governance, brand perception and reputational risk. CRD Analytics partners with its clients to construct proprietary index-based products – Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), separately-managed accounts, mutual funds and Unit Investment Trusts (UITs).
About Enablon (Technology Sponsor)
Enablon is the world's leading provider of Sustainability Management solutions. More than 1,000 global companies and 300,000 users worldwide use Enablon software solutions to manage environmental and social performance, minimize risks and improve profitability. Enablon provides on-premises and SaaS solutions and an advanced online sustainability network called Wizness. Through its partnership network, Enablon operates in more than 160 countries.
About University of Denver Daniels College of Business
As the eighth-oldest collegiate school of business in the country, the Daniels College of Business is dedicated to educating ethical business leaders, advancing the theory and practice of business, and making a positive global impact. Daniels is ranked among the best in the world by Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times, U.S. News and Beyond Grey Pinstripes. In October 2011, Daniels was named No. 15 in the world for teaching business ethics and sustainability by the Aspen Institute. We are pleased to be working with the Institute for Enterprise Ethics within the Daniels College of Business.
About NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index
The NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index is an equal-weighted equity index that serves as a benchmark for stocks of companies that are taking a leadership role in sustainability performance and reporting and are traded on a major U.S. stock exchange. The Index is made up of companies that are leaders in disclosing and managing their carbon footprint, energy usage, water consumption, hazardous and non-hazardous waste, employee safety, workforce diversity, management composition and other sustainability leading indicators. For more information about the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index, including detailed eligibility criteria,