ES&G Forum 2014: Non-financial performance... A missed opportunity?
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (MDT)
Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) is holding its third annual ES&G Forum to explore changing investor expectations that are causing organizations to expand their performance measures and assessments beyond previous standard economic drivers to include non-financial considerations - social, environmental and governance (ESG) performance.
Building on the last two years’ discussions, participants will hear how investors and businesses are implementing innovative methods to manage what is quickly becoming the new reality. They will also have an opportunity to explore with their peers what this means for them and their future business.
We are asking the invited Investor Relations speakers to respond to the question - Is the changing investor landscape compelling Investor Relations professionals to think about how their companies’ performance impacts their financial performance?
Their responses will provide valuable insight as to whether or not ESG is impacting how large businesses manage their investor relations. We will also have institutional investors/fund managers discuss why they are using ESG as a guideline and/or assessment framework when reviewing potential and current investments.
The ES&G Forum 2014 has been structured to simultaneously delve deeper and broaden the discussion on the viability of using ES&G as a key driver for people working in investor relations, institutional/retail investment funds, CSR, sustainability, business management, rating agencies, and academics who are researching or teaching this topic.
We will showcase recent research, case studies, and investment practices that are relevant to the inter-linked topics of ES&G, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and Sustainability.
Past Attendees (2013)
Agenda (Subject to change)
|8:30 - 9:00 am||
Registration & light breakfast refreshments
|9:00 - 9:10 am||
|9:10 - 9:40 am||
McKinsey & Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) Initiative: Focusing Capital on the Long Term
|9:40 - 10:40 am||
Our Investor Panelists are ES&G-relevant policy makers and/or implementers of such policies inside their investment management organizations. They will talk about what they do, how they do it, and what insights they can share on the value (or not) of using ES&G guidelines; including how it has changed the way their organization operates and the tangible (fiscal) difference (or not) using ES&G has had on their bottom line.
|10:40 - 11:40 am||
ESG Practitioners, Analysts, and Raters: Why do they value ESG? Does it drive decisions and results?
Our ES&G Analyst Panelists are ES&G researchers and users of ES&G guidelines for investment purposes - talking about what they do, how they do it, and what insights they can share on the value (or not) of using ES&G guidelines, including how it has changed the way they see businesses managing their operations and the way they report results.
|11:40 am - 12:15 pm
LUNCH & networking opportunity
|12:15 - 1:15 pm
Is ESG relevant to Investor Relations Professionals and why? How closely do they work with their peers in CSR/Sustainability?
Our IR Panelists are IR managers working in the field to talk about their experiences of including (or not) the provision of information on their company's financial and non-financial methods using ES&G guidelines, i.e. tracking and reporting results to their key investment analysts.
|1:15 - 2:30 pm||Delegate Dialogue Session|
|2:30 - 2:45 pm||Debrief, Key Learnings & Next Steps Discussion|
|2:45 - 3:30 pm||Networking Reception - light refreshments|
Event Partners & Supporters
Encana, Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) Alberta Chapter, Cenovus, Corporate Knights, Dolan Wealth Management, Praxis, University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business, Newalta, The Works Design and Communications.
Further event details to be confirmed - stay posted via this registration page.
The Mountain View Room in The Bow has a capacity of 100 people. Last year the event sold out - so register soon!
Founded in 1995, CBSR's mission is to accelerate corporate social and environmental sustainability in Canada and challenge the "business as usual" model. We believe companies are ready for this challenge and many are actively rethinking their business models to create long term shareholder and societal value.
Fondé en 1995, la mission de CBSR consiste à donner un élan à la responsabilité sociale et à la durabilité environnementale au Canada et à questionner les modèles d’affaires conventionnels (de type « business as usual »). Nous pensons que les entreprises sont prêtes à relever ce défi et que beaucoup repensent activement leurs modèles d’affaires pour créer de la valeur long-terme pour les actionnaires et la société.
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