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Special Members Meeting and ESG Panel Discussion
November 11, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
What are the opportunities for IRPs to support the growing need for ESG Research?
Environmental, Social & Governance issues are rapidly becoming mainstream in the investment business; ultimately, a corporate ESG rating may become as significant as a corporate credit rating.
The sourcing, validating and interpretation of ESG data will be key in the development of sustainable investing. Euro IRP are therefore delighted to be hosting a Special Members Meeting, with a panel discussion, to debate questions surrounding ESG, how it is affecting the industry and what opportunities may arise for IRPs.
With many members wanting to learn more, we hope this special meeting will not only be an opportunity to meet and network, but also be a forum for debate with, and insight from, industry experts. We are aware that some of our members are already working with their clients on ESG research practices and we hope this event will attract the interest of your analysts who might like to attend. We’ll also be inviting some special guests to the event to enrich the debate!
We are indebted to Steve Kelly, CEO, Euro IRP, who’ll chair the 4-speaker panel.
Simon Howard, Chief Executive, UKSIF (UK Sustainable Investment and Financial Association), since May 2013. Prior to joining UKSIF Simon was a CIO with over 20 years’ experience of the of investment management industry. In his City career he held the position of Group Chief Investment Officer at Liverpool Victoria, Head of Investments at Friends Provident and Managing Director at 3i Asset Management. Prior to joining UKSIF, Simon was Head of Sustainable Financial Markets at the charity Forum for the Future.
Assheton Carter is a pioneering consultant on business sustainability, a social entrepreneur and a responsible investment advisor. For the last 25 years of his career he has been dedicated to creating value through business that benefits both shareholders and society.
Neil Fatharly is a Senior Consultant at The Wisdom Council, and has an extensive asset management industry career of over 25 years, working with leading fund managers such as M&G, Standard Life and T Rowe Price and global consultancy firms. Neil’s investment distribution industry experience spans both institutional and wholesale sectors in the UK, Continental Europe and Asia with exposure to ESG and SRI from a product development and client perspective.
Mike Mayhew is founder of Integrity Research, based in the US, and is one of the leading experts on the investment research industry. Mike is an author for ResearchWatch, Integrity Research’s news feed and has written extensively on the investment industry in the US, independent research and more recently reporting on changes in investment practice such as the use of ESG sentiment data.