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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in the mainstream - AMBS Vital Topics

08 Jan 2020

Come along to the next Vital Topics with Sacha Sadan, Director of Corporate Governance, Legal and General on Thursday, 30 January

How are institutional investors playing a significant role in pushing companies to ensure they address climate change risks, diversity on boards, modern slavery, executive pay and more?

Sacha Sadan is Director of Corporate Governance and on the Board at LGIM (Legal & General Investment Management) one of the largest asset managers in Europe and he will be in conversation with Professor Chris Humphrey and Professor Marie Dutordoir.

For a long time environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues were a secondary concern for investors and Board Directors. Today the environmental and social impact of a portfolio is a vital consideration for institutional investors and pension fund trustees underpinned by good corporate governance.

But now that ESG has gone mainstream how do you spot the greenwashing? How can long-term investors better assess reputational and regulatory risk for companies? Will the new UK Stewardship code be a game changer? These are just some of the questions that we hope to address in our first Vital Topics event of the new decade.

After his keynote presentation, Sacha will be in conversation with Professor Chris Humphrey, Professor of Accounting and advisory board of the Independent Review into the Quality and Effectiveness of the UK Audit Market (Brydon) and Professor Marie Dutordoir, Head of Accounting and Finance Division, Alliance Manchester Business School.