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Academy Course

13 December 2022, half-day virtual classroom

UNDERSTANDING AND COMPARING ESG RATING METHODOLOGIES FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS

ESG ratings are designed to help investors not only understand the risks and opportunities associated with ESG but also integrate ESG factors into their portfolio construction and management processes.

The long-term risk and return profile of institutional portfolios can be impacted by a number of ESG factors. In this context, promoting globally consistent standards for assessing ESG risks and opportunities is the current challenge of regulators and ESG rating agencies, but one of the key ways to truly impact on portfolios alignment to net-zero.

Objectives

This course will provide investors with a thorough understanding of what "materiality" looks like in the assessment of:

understanding financially material ESG risks in the portfolio and how those risks might affect performance,

identifying companies that are leading or lagging in their industry,

improving risk management and engagement processes,

refining portfolio and index-based product construction.



More so, it will help corporates to identify:

  • financially material ESG risks and opportunities

  • valid sources of information helping internal advocates to promote change and to highlight areas of weakness/strength

  • focus on relevant changes to their ESG strategy and disclosures approach.

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Faculty
Willem vGB

Willem van Golstei Brouwers

Associate Director of Methodology at Corporate ESG Solutions Morningstar Sustainalytics

Daniele Spagnolio

Daniele Spagnoli

Head of ESG Methodology at MOODYS

Kristina Ruter_Pict

Kristina Rüter

Managing Director - Global Head of ESG Methodology at ISS ESG

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Asier Molto

Senior Manager - ESG Research at S&P Global

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