ESG Integration Forum

Thursday, December 6, 2018

New York, NY

Develop an integrated approach around investor expectations on ESG issues

Corporate Secretary and IR Magazine are partnering to help companies respond to the growing demand for improved ESG practices and disclosures with an integrated approach to environmental, social and governance related risks.

The ESG integration forum brings investor relations, governance, risk and compliance experts together to explore the underlying factors that have driven the rise of ESG, deepen shareholder engagement, help companies identify and act on material risks, and better manage shareholder proposals.


Some things to expect from the discussions

  • 09:00 AM
    The driving force of ESG

    Discover the causes that are driving the increased integration of environmental, social and governance factors into investment analysis and portfolio construction.

  • ‘Fink’ Long-term: as mentioned in his letter annual letter to CEOs, the BlackRock Chairman and CEO said “Without a sense of purpose, no company, either public or private, can achieve its full potential.”
  • How are the demographics of shareholders changing, and what are their priorities?
  • What regulatory trends will impact environmental and social governance?
  • Where are we heading?
  • 10:00 AM
    Engagement: Early, often and insightful

    Discover what are the preferred approaches to engagement with the street around ESG factors.

  • How do you identify and approach who to engage with, and who do they want to meet with at your company?
  • What are the talking points that investors are most interested in, and who drives the discussions?
  • Do you need a governance roadshow and what are the best practices involved in organizing them?
  • What do the investors want? Do they have the time to engage?
  • What isn’t being said in your investor meetings, and how can you best leverage proxy advisers?
  • 10:00 AM
    Trends in shareholder proposals

  • 11:00 AM
    ESG and ETFs: The impact that growth in 'passive' vehicles has on ESG performance in companies

  • 12:00 PM
    Reporting vs. Strategy | Disclosure vs. Performance

    What’s the return on reporting? Can the onerous task of measuring and disclosing your performance result in better financials, voting responses and

  • Venue

     The ESG Integration Forum will be held in the heart of New York City. Please check back soon for venue updates.

    Book your seats

    Sign up for the complete experience below.

    The ‘corporate attendee’ rate is reserved for publicly listed companies only. All others must book under the ‘non-corporate’ rate. If you have any questions or need assistance with your booking, please contact
    Connie Blackman on +1 212 430 6855.

    Book today; early bird pricing ends Friday, October 26, 2018.


    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Our events provide a unique opportunity to get in front of some of the most influential people in the US GRC community. As a sponsor, you will gain an extensive amount of exposure through a wide range of print and digital marketing materials, both pre and post event, as well as on the day itself. Additionally, you can use the event to align yourself with excellence and network with key decision makers from across the region.

    Sponsoring the event will provide:

    • A chance to network with qualified, senior decision-makers in the GRC community
    • Increased awareness and credibility through association with this leading event
    • New business opportunities through higher-brand presence among current and potential clients

    To find out more about the benefits of sponsoring and the various packages available, email Ian Richman or call on +1 212 430 6865.

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