Conscientious Capitalism: Aligning Impact with Profit

Asia Summit 2019

Conscientious Capitalism: Aligning Impact with Profit

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For an increasing number of investors, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing is no longer a box to be checked, but rather a key metric for their investment decision. As public opinion shifts and as an increasing body of work shows that ESG standards are good for business, measuring and analyzing ESG data is essential for investors to optimize risk and return. Join our discussion as panelists explore the recent trends and some of the most pressing questions: how can asset managers make scientific research actionable in client portfolios? And how can firms develop substantive metrics to measure the impact of what is mostly intangible?

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David Jeffrey

Partner and Head of Europe, StepStone Global

 

Speakers

Wendy Cromwell

Vice Chair and Director, Sustainable Investment, Wellington Management

 

William Orum

Partner, Capricorn Investment Group, LLC

 

Hanneke Smits

CEO and Executive Director, Newton Investment Management

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Published November 20, 2019