16 June 2023, 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.
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.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course addresses a diverse audience with professionals working in asset management firms and listed companies:
Asset and portfolio managers
IR and ESG managers
Experts present for this training
Willem van Golstei Brouwers
Associate Director of Methodology at Corporate ESG Solutions Morningstar Sustainalytics
Head of ESG Methodology at MOODYS
Managing Director - Global Head of ESG Methodology at ISS ESG
Senior Manager - ESG Research at S&P Global