ESG Europe 2012: Business Critical Sustainability
This year’s fifth annual ESG Europe conference means what it says in the title. Sustainability has become critical to the institutional investment chain. This goes for the asset owner building a long-term investment strategy based on better risk control, the asset manager vying for that business and building their ESG capabilities, and the investee corporate coming under pressure on sustainability issues and expanding their CSR development.
It also covers the increasing advance of regulation around environmental, social and governance issues from domestic governments and the EU. Indeed, concerning the latter, 2012 will probably turn out to be a watershed year for new policy (Corporate Governance Green Paper, CSR reporting, proxy voting review).
ESG Europe is the high-level forum for asset owners, service providers, fund managers, corporate investor relations and CSR professionals to come together to meet, debate and network on these issues. Our seriously respected programming, targeted discussion and selected roster of speakers gets to the nub of the challenges and questions around ESG and where they fit into the professional responsibilities of conference attendees. In short, ESG Europe IS business critical sustainability!