Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations have moved from the sidelines to become front and centre for investors and their clients in recent years. Alongside the momentum created as governments and regulators have increasingly got on board with the sustainable agenda, there has been an exponential rise in the amount of data produced which aims to highlight the efficacy of ESG investing.
Join our training series where we cut through the noise and cover the key topics consultants and trustees need to be aware of.
Climate change and portfolio construction
Join Andrew Parry, Newton’s head of sustainable investment, and Professor Chris Rapley, Professor of Climate Science at University College London, on 20 October for an engaging discussion about why climate change should be an important consideration in portfolio construction. They will cover why climate change has grown in importance, understanding the associated financial risks and opportunities, and how to incorporate climate investing into your investment strategy.
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The importance of engagement
Sign up to hear all about engagement on 24 November with responsible investment analysts Lloyd McAllister and Rebecca White, who will cover the importance of engagement, what successful engagement looks like, some practical examples, as well as reporting and measuring the outcomes.
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ESG in fixed-income investing
Listen to a deep dive into ESG in fixed income covering: why you should consider ESG bond investing, the opportunities in the sustainable bond market, how to assess credit and government bonds from an ESG perspective, and how to deliver better engagement and sustainable outcomes.
The regulatory landscape for ESG
Part two in our training series includes: the Investment Association’s Responsible Investment Framework, the UK regulatory landscape, the possible impacts on risk/return metrics, and how to engage with fund managers on ESG issues.
Introduction to ESG
Our first training session covers: the components of ESG investing and why it is important, investment strategies linked to ESG, engagement and voting, active and passive ESG investing, ESG factors in equity and fixed income, and a focus on climate change.
Attendees will be able to claim one hour’s continuing professional development (CPD) from each session. Sessions are viewable on BrightTalk, where you can download your viewing certificate.