By 2019 ESG ownership continues to grow as more and more investors integrate ESG criteria in their portfolio selection process. One of their prime decision criteria is the degree and quality of ESG information disclosed by companies.
Meanwhile, ESG analysts are busier than ever and want to be able to easily find key sustainability drivers relevant to the company they are researching, KPI information and how to get in touch with the right person to address their questions. De
How should IROs plan their ESG communication for 2018? ESG communication is the new professional frontier in the field of Investor Relations. It is already empowering IR, CSR and Corporate Communications professionals around the world to play a powerful strategic role within their organizations. To make the most of this opportunity in 2018 make sure you: Know who your true SRI investors are to manage and prioritize communications on ESG issues. Leaders Arena proprietary tools
During Q3 2017 Leaders Arena continued to monitor investor progress and track the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance criteria by asset managers investing in equity assets. Leaders Arena’s proprietary methodology looks closely at a manager’s commitment and evidence of ESG integration. While companies in Europe are getting ready to comply with the new EU Directive of Non-Financial Disclosure, investors continued to focus their conversations with companies on cl
During Q2 2017 Leaders Arena continued its quest to follow investor progress and track the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance criteria by asset managers and owners within the equity space. While continued regulatory uncertainty surrounds the US within governance and the potential repeal of Dodd-Frank, and the environment with the announced intention to exit the Paris agreement, a large number of US asset managers and owners continued to act independently embr
ESG Equity Market Monitor, March 2017 update The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) has recently published its latest biennial market review valuing sustainable investment assets at $22.89tn globally. But is this figure truly indicative of the real dollars invested in ESG? In our first quarterly update following the launch of Leaders Arena’s ESG Equity Market Monitor in December last year, we answer once more the question many IROs ask. How much capital invested in
BlackRock to focus on company transparency around key ESG issues BlackRock's engagement priorities highlight their continued focus on ESG With $5.1T in assets, BlackRock’s 30-person Investment Stewardship team engages with approximately 1,500 companies each year on ESG. BlackRock has highlighted five areas of focus for their engagement priorities for 2017-2018. The New York City-based firm has stated that Environmental, Social, and Governance issues are integral to their in
Upcoming EU Directive will boost IR/shareholder ESG engagement The changes to the Directive will bring long-term shareholder engagement, governance and ESG communication to the fore. Context: On March 14, the European Parliament voted on an adopted proposal to amend the Shareholder Rights Directive. The proposal acknowledges that greater involvement of shareholders in environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) is one of the levers that can help improve the long-term f