As the momentum behind ESG continues to grow, so too does the challenge of keeping up to date with growing regulatory and market demands.
This year, in the context of global market volatility and continued supply chain disruption, companies in Europe need to respond to these demands in a way that also meets the short and medium term financial needs of their business.
The ESG Integration Forum – Autumn 2023 is designed to provide you with the tools and knowledge to ensure you’re ready to meet investors’ expectations and make ESG central to your business strategy.
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Registration, breakfast and morning networking
Welcome to the ESG Integration Forum – Autumn
What 2024 has in store: ESG trends to prepare for
Our opening session takes a birds-eye view of the constantly evolving world of ESG, inviting our expert speakers to share their predictions for the year ahead. This session will situate the context for the forum and prepare delegates for a deeper dive into the current ESG landscape throughout the day.
• Reflect on the key ESG takeaways of 2023 including supply chain challenges, increased shareholder scrutiny, the impact of ESRS adoption and the future of AI integration
• Hear about the wider regulatory landscape, how it’s set to evolve over the coming year and how it will alter your disclosure requirements
• Learn where investor sentiment currently stands on ESG and which issues shareholders really want to know more about
ESG Compliance: Balancing priorities in a dynamic regulatory environment
The European Commission released its much-anticipated ESRS guidance in July and with the UK Sustainability Disclosure Standards and France’s Say on Climate Law, companies face a complex task when it comes to sustainability reporting and data collection. This panel will offer a high-level approach to understanding the myriad differing and converging regulatory standards that exist for public companies across Europe and how to navigate them. Join this session for an update on the latest changes and take a fresh look at how your IR team is balancing different compliance priorities
• Learn how to remain focused and consistent on your specific ESG narrative amid multiple varying frameworks
• Get to grips with what data your company needs to be collecting, synthesizing and sharing with stakeholders
• Learn how to navigate varying regulations such as ESRS, UK Sustainability Disclosure Standards and France’s Say on Climate Law
Morning refreshments and networking break
Crafting your ESG comms: How to decide on, distill and deliver your message
With sustainability reports growing exponentially, the question of what ESG information to share with stakeholders is a pressing one. This panel will discuss how to prioritize the right messaging and how to craft it into a simplified, yet persuasive narrative
• Learn how to select the most relevant and material ESG information for your stakeholders
• Discover which tools can help you distill your ESG information into a concise, clear, and consistent message
• Discuss when and how to deliver your ESG message to different stakeholder groups
• Learn how to measure and improve the effectiveness and impact of your ESG communications and how to address feedback and challenges
Roundtables: Exchange ideas with your peers
How the roundtables work:
• Choose any of the following topics –the power is in your hands!
• Join the relevant roundtable and discuss with your peers
• At the end of the session, hear a quick roundup from each table on what was discussed
• Enjoy a glass of champagne or non-alcoholic beverage
• How do you manage ESG data within your supply chain?
• How do you communicate ESG to retail investors?
• How do you balance Environmental, Social and Governance factors in your reporting?
• How do you master your materiality assessment?
Activism 101: How to spot the warning signs and prepare a robust response
With shareholders taking action on climate and making news headlines around the world, companies must recognize that ESG activism is not going away. In this session we will discuss how to spot the warning signs of a shareholder activist threat and how to respond effectively.
• Learn how to identify and assess the warning signs of shareholder activism
• Discover which factors could be making your company vulnerable to ESG activism
• Discuss how to prepare a vigorous response to ESG activism and how to keep your board and stakeholders appropriately informed
Ratings agencies and reporting frameworks: Understanding the Venn diagram of disclosure requirements
In this session, we will return to the regulatory changes of 2023 and consider how your company should approach reporting and disclosures within this ever-evolving landscape.
• Learn how to align your ESG metrics and indicators with the most relevant and influential ESG reporting frameworks and rating agencies
• Discover how to engage with these reporting standards to improve your ESG ratings and rankings
• Discuss how to communicate your ESG value proposition to your stakeholders through effective reporting and disclosure
• Hear how to benchmark your ESG performance within these frameworks against peers
AI and ESG: Game-changing opportunity or risk?
With constant developments in the capabilities of artificial intelligence, businesses globally are considering how and when to adopt AI-powered strategies into their IR programs. In this session, we will look at how to make this transition effective while safe-guarding against the ethical and legal risks inherent to this new technological frontier.
• Learn how AI can enhance your ESG strategy and performance, and how to adopt AI-powered solutions for your IR program, such as data analysis, reporting, engagement, and communication.
• Discover which AI applications and tools are most suitable and beneficial for your ESG goals and challenges, and how to evaluate and select them based on their features, functions and costs.
• Discuss when and how to use AI ethically and responsibly for your ESG activities, and how to safeguard against the potential risks and pitfalls of AI, such as bias, privacy, security, transparency, and accountability
Investor Q&A: How to hit the right notes
In an increasingly crowded market, this session will examine how you can get the attention of investors by making the most of your ESG story. It will also take an in-depth look at which aspects of ESG investors are most concerned and compelled by.
• Hear how to craft and communicate your ESG story to investors, and how to highlight your specific strengths, opportunities, and differentiators.
• Discover which aspects of ESG investors are most motivated by and how to align your ESG metrics with their expectations and preferences.
• Find out directly from the buy-side what are the green and red flags surrounding ESG strategy and comms
End of conference and networking drinks
To inquire about speaking opportunities at the November forum, please contact [email protected]
Managing director and head of sustainability advisory
Head of Planning, Analysis and Reporting on Non-Financial Information
Investment stewardship specialist
HSBC Global Asset Management
ESG integration manager
Tokio Marine Kiln
Angela Gordon is a Chartered Company Secretary with 20 years corporate experience within a Legal and Company Secretariat background. Angela’s Corporate Governance experience has been gained in different sectors including, Marketing, Publishing, Infrastructure Services, and currently Financial Services within Insurance.
As one of the world’s largest insurance groups, TMK empowers employees across the world to protect customers against complex and ever-changing risks.
Environmental research manager
Osmosis Investment Management
Head of board advisory EMEA
Head of investor relations
Head of investor relations
Irina Logutenkova, CIR, is a highly skilled investor relations professional with 13 years of experience in the capital markets. She has extensive experience in ESG communications and investor outreach strategy. Irina is currently the Head of Investor Relations at Getech, a company that locates energy and minerals for the energy transition, and has previously held key positions at strategic communications advisory and large cap oil&gas company.
VP, ESG & climate corporate sales
Jasmine Mehta leads MSCI’s ESG & Climate business development with corporates and advisors in Europe, Middle East and Africa since 2021. With a focus on market penetration, Jasmine has developed go to market strategies for MSCI’s latest and fastest growing client segment.
Jasmine has been with MSCI for almost a decade now, and in her erstwhile role, Jasmine lead MSCI’s ESG Issuer Relations & Communications efforts in EMEAI. She engaged corporates to educate them on their MSCI ESG assessments and raised standards for sustainability disclosures. Jasmine is MSCI’s global ambassador in the corporate community through various speaking engagements and board-level educative programs.
Her former responsibilities were as ESG Marketing Lead for APAC and global execution of ESG marketing strategies, at MSCI.
Jasmine holds a Master’s degree in international Strategy and Diplomacy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Master’s degree in Capital Markets, Regulation and Compliance from the ICMA Centre, University of Reading UK.
Director of stewardship, sustainable investment
Lazard Asset Management
Executive director, regulatory standards
Financial Reporting Council
Chief Investment Officer
head of equities
Premier Miton Group
Assistant general counsel
Chief Investment Officer
Active ownership manager
Non executive director, ISP
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For 12 years now, the Association of Bulgarian Investor Relations Directors /ABIRD/ has been actively working to unite the interests and improve the qualification of local Investor Relations Directors – members of the organization, to improve the investment climate in Bulgaria and introduce high standards for presentation of the Bulgarian public companies to investors in the country and abroad.
We unite more than 110 Investor Relations Directors of public companies and other issuers of securities, and in 2016 we opened the doors of ABIRD for all colleagues who disclose information in accordance with the Bulgarian and European legislation, and communicate with institutions such as the Financial Supervision Commission, BSE – Sofia and the Central Depository.
ABIRD is an active participant in the Bulgarian capital market, a basic corrective in terms of amendments to the regulation and implementation of the European legislation. Our activities are focused on enhancing the professional qualification of Investor Relations Directors and all of the other officials engaged with investor communication and communication with the institutions on the capital market with the purpose to improve the best disclosure and transparency practices in the activities of public companies and other issuers of securities. We actively cooperate with all institutions and participants in the Bulgarian capital market.
The Association of Bulgarian Investor Relations Directors is a collective member the National Corporate Governance Commission, the Capital Market Development Council in Bulgaria, the Corporate Social Responsibility Council to the Minister of Labor and Social Policy, the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association. Together with our national partners we strive to make Bulgaria a more attractive place for investments.
Contacts: +359 2 9882413 and [email protected]
Since 1991, AERI has been bringing together the most relevant IR professionals and other stakeholders in Spain, focusing on the development of best practices, but also on providing the best possible options for networking. AERI Members are well known for their top performance in the capital markets, always developing the highest standards in the Investor Relations world.
For more information, please visit www.aeri.es
The Italian Investor Relations Association’s mission is to promote the professional profile of the Investor Relations Officer (IRO) and the quality of financial communication between companies and the Financial Community.
For more information, please visit www.associazioneir.it
For more information, please visit www.ir-romania.ro.
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The Danish Investor Relations Society (DIRF) was established by investor relations officers, financial and communications executives in a few Danish companies in 1988. The objective was and still is to promote communication between listed companies and their investors thereby increasing investor interest in Danish shares and company bonds.
DIRF represents some 270 members from approximately 100 companies. Members are primarily listed companies, and the member base represents about 95 per cent of the Danish market cap. However, also not-listed companies, organisations, service providers and consultants working with financial communications are represented, cf. DIRF members list.
The DIRF network seeks to meet its objectives by arranging members’ meetings and conferences dealing with current IR-topics, sessions with academics researching in IR-related areas, trends and new ways of performing the IR-profession, new media developments, new evaluation methods, and once a year the Copenhagen Stock Exchange hosts a network meeting etc. Members’ meetings normally take place 5-6 times a year.
For more information, please visit www.dirf.dk.
Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. (G&A) is an ESG and sustainability consulting firm, founded in 2006 and based in New York, helping clients become leaders in corporate sustainability and corporate responsibility. We understand and advise on the important ways that institutional investors – asset owners and their asset managers – evaluate opportunities to invest in public and private companies. We also help savvy and enlightened corporate executives position their enterprises for success in the “new norms” of the capital markets.
For more information, please visit ga-institute.com.
IR Club is a well-established investor relations community that allows IR professionals to network with peers from all over the world.
IR Club was formed in 2011, to address the need for an online investor relations community. Since then, it has become an overwhelming success and has around 1,400 members!
The main objectives of IR Club include the promotion of networking, communication, exchange and transfer of knowledge among investor relations professionals – we are particularly interested in the use of social media in investor relations.
IR Club is open to anyone interested in investor relations such as scientists, students and those wishing to make a career change. For the opportunity to mingle with practising IROs at all levels, as well consultants and service providers. Colleagues from the areas of private equity, open-end and closed-end funds, unlisted companies and of course all those who deal with the communication with lenders (creditor relations / fixed income) are welcome, too – we are all one ecosystem.
It takes no time to register as a member and it’s free of charge!
Email: [email protected]
Tel.: +49 177 232 0001
The IR club Schweiz was founded 1992 to promote the interests of the IR profession among Switzerland’s publicly-quoted companies. It is an interactive forum for the exchange of ideas, the discussion of current IR issues and the development of practical solutions.
For more information, please visit www.irclub.ch.
Why partner with us?
The ESG Integration Forum – Autumn brings together some of the most influential people in the IR and governance communities.
The event offers an effective approach to targeting clients when they are exploring how they can improve their ESG practice. Through our unrivalled knowledge of the subject matters and commitment to in-depth agenda research, our events are guaranteed to attract a qualified audience.
The unique buzz we create at our in-person events – a far cry from a traditional conference – makes them multi-faceted and highly interactive with great engagement in particular from heads of IR and governance teams. This allows our partners to have meaningful conversations with corporates who are deciding which parts of their ESG program to invest in, which service providers to engage and which consultants to retain. By partnering with us on an event, you can generate leads, showcase your thought leadership and position yourselves as the partner of choice to the IR and governance communities.
We’d love to have a chat with you about how you can get in front of a truly engaged and motivated audience. Get in touch with Ross Ingram or call on +44 78265 38072.
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The early bird rates expire on October 20, 2023. After this date, the corporate price will increase to the standard rate of £245 and the service provider price will increase to £445.
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