Virtual fireside chat with Georg Kell, Chairman of Arabesque and Herman Bril, Director, Office of Investment Management, United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, authors of a new book ’Sustainable Investing: A Path to a New Horizon’ to explore the trends that are accelerating the shift towards sustainable investing.
Featuring contributions from global thought-leaders and high-level practitioners, this book tells the story of how the convergence between corporate sustainability and sustainable investing is now becoming a major force driving systemic market changes. The idea and practice of corporate sustainability is no longer a niche movement, bit is now on top of the agenda of the boardrooms of leading corporations on all continents. At the same time, investors are increasingly paying attention to sustainability factors in their analysis and decision-making, thus reinforcing market transformation. This book discusses the link between sustainability and investment practices—a link, which is increasingly discussed under the Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) label.
The virtual fireside chat will cover some of the key topics from the book, including:
- How systemic market change is influenced by various contextual factors that impact how sustainable investing is perceived and practiced.
- Why the integration of ESG factors in investment decisions is impacting markets on a large scale and changing practices of major market players (e.g. pension funds) as well as educational programs at business schools.
- How technology and the increasing datafication of sustainability act as further accelerators of such change.