Archive for the ‘Academic webinars’ Category

Are top environmental performers better able to weather future financial storms?

3 September 2013 16:15 – 17:00 (BST) Using data over a seven year period, academics from the Centre for Responsible Banking and Finance, St. Andrew’s University, find a strong statistical relation between portfolios of companies rated ex-ante highly by EIRIS on environmental criteria and a reduction in worst-case-scenario risk. This is exciting news for pension […]

Unravelling the relationship between ESG factors and investment performance

This webinar discussed the relationship between ESG factors and investment performance In 2007 UNEP FI released its seminal report ‘Demystifying Responsible Investment Performance’ which was an important driver in the ESG integration debate. Five years down the line much has changed. This webinar discussed how the RI performance story has unfolded, how industry leaders are […]

Impact Investing

A roundtable discussion bringing together investors, academics and experts to discuss some of the key questions surrounding impact investing. The webinar was moderated by David Wood, Initiative for Responsible Investment, Harvard University. All participants were invited to consider a set of questions beforehand and play an active part in this webinar discussion with several experienced […]

Identifying E, S and G factors that impact long term company performance

This webinar discussed why social risk is harder to measure and monitor relative to other types of extra-financial risks. While there are a number of mechanisms and institutions which exist that measure and monitor environmental and governance risks, international coordination for monitoring social risks is comparatively less advanced. In this webinar we asked why social […]

The role of institutional investors in supporting healthy and safe workplaces

The Global Unions Committee on Workers Capital (CWC) and PRI signatories  explored what role institutional investors can play in supporting healthy and safe workplaces. The International Labour Organization estimates that 4% of global GDP is lost due to work-related accidents and diseases, and there are 2.2 million work-related deaths annually. Such figures show that costs […]

Law and policy on responsible investment

This webinar is part of a series of discussions between academics and practitioners that are designed to stimulate research on responsible investment. Fiduciary law, which governs the relationship between trustees and beneficiaries, is complex, however it is accepted that the integration of ESG issues into investment analysis in order to better predict financial performance is […]

Engagement as a mechanism to change investee ESG practices

This webinar is part of a series of discussions between academics and practitioners that are designed to stimulate research on responsible investment. Engagement is believed to be one of the most effective tools available to responsible investors to foment behaviour changes in companies. This webinar addressed the following questions, among others: Which issues can be […]

Unravelling the relationship between ESG factors and investment performance

This webinar discussed the relationship between ESG factors and investment performance In 2007 UNEP FI released its seminal report ‘Demystifying Responsible Investment Performance’ which was an important driver in the ESG integration debate. Five years down the line much has changed. This webinar discussed how the RI performance story has unfolded, how industry leaders are […]

Sustainability and executive pay

This webinar discussed sustainability and executive pay in light of the current executive compensation debates and will examine the barriers and possibilities of designing and implementing incentive systems which are linked to sustainability goals. Misalignment of executive pay is an issue that is high on the public agenda. With growing consensus that there are limitations […]