“What ESG investors want” – thought leadership for Corporates

05 February 2021

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How do investors assess environmental targets from high-carbon companies? Are retail investors prepared to put their money towards helping fossil fuel heavy firms to turn greener? And which debt instruments are most suitable for transition finance? These were some of the questions a panel of ESG investor experts from Insight Investment, Deka and AB Global discussed during NatWest Markets’ “Transition Finance” webinar as part of its “What ESG investors want” series. Please click here to watch.

Offering extensive insights into ESG investors’ thinking and expectations, these virtual events offer guidance to Corporates, which have embarked or are about to embark on their journey to becoming more sustainable businesses. 

To watch prior events of this series, please click on the links below: 

1.       “Sustainability strategies”: Sustainability strategies are multi-faceted and dynamic. Amidst a menu of options, what do investors expect corporates to focus on? Experts from Insight IM, AllianceBernstein and Affirmative IM provide answers: WATCH.

2.       “New sustainable debt structures”: The one-dimensional world of green bonds has made way to a plethora of new sustainable debt structural options. Should companies opt for transition, sustainable, KPI-linked or social debt issuances? Experts from Blackrock, Lord Abbett and Columbia Threadneedle are sharing their views: WATCH.

3.       “SDG investing”:  The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are rapidly becoming the ‘lingua franca’ of ESG impact. How are the SDGs converted into investment decisions? And what does this mean for company reporting?  Listen to experts from PIMCO, PRI and APG: WATCH.

4.       “2021 trends”: 2020 has been a sustainability “wake up call” – a game changer for ESG analysis and investing. Will this momentum continue into 2021? What developments should be on companies’ radar? Hear what experts from Actiam, Franklin Templeton and La Francaise have to say: WATCH.

 

Glossary of acronyms used in the Transition Finance video:

CapEx

Capital Expenditure

CDP

Climate Disclosure Project

ESG

Environmental, Social & Governance

ICMA

International Capital Market Association

IIGCC

Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change

KPIs

Key Performance Indicators

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development

OpEx

Operating Expenditure

R&D

Research and development

SDGs

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

TCFD

Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

ESG/Sustainability
ESG


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