Getting social (without the distance): How investors are looking for the “S” in “ESG”

Getting social (without the distance): How investors are looking for the "S" in "ESG"

The global pandemic and the social climate have exposed how crucial the health and safety of employees, customers and communities are to the longevity of your business. When disclosing ESG metrics, social factors can no longer be lumped in with environmental and governance issues.  Stakeholders are seeking deeper information about a company’s social impacts as a standalone consideration.

Investors are increasingly concerned about topics like board diversity, return-to-work policies, transparency around political spending, racial injustice and human capital management.

Furthermore, the pool of institutional investors that integrate ESG factors into their investment and voting decisions is rapidly growing, as is the expectation for companies to incorporate a social narrative and disclose information on societal factors – something that is difficult to quantify.

Register to attend this webinar to learn:

  • How IR professionals need to adapt their story about the companies’ purpose in relation to the core business strategy.
  • The latest trends in shareholder proposals that are focused on social impacts and how IR can engage around these issues.
  • Discover the societal issues that investors want your board and CEO to be able to speak clearly and confidently on, and how you can prepare them.

 

Rebecca Corbin, Founder and CEO, Corbin Advisors
Shannon Nelson, Vice President, Americas Investment Stewardship Team (BIS), BlackRock
Maureen Wolff, CEO, Sharon Merrill

 

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