ESG for Investor Relations
London Stock Exchange, London.
Designed to give IR and communication professionals an in-depth guide and update on current IR best practices for communicating and discussing ESG issues with investors
A company’s Environmental Social Governance (ESG) performance is increasingly used by investors to draw conclusions on quality of management, exposure to business risks and ability to leverage business opportunities. This information is used alongside financial and strategic data to gain a better understanding of a company’s future prospects. Therefore, it becomes more important for companies to communicate with investors clearly and accurately on these aspects of their performance. What are the regulations? What do investors need to know? How do you tell your ESG story effectively? Who are the influencers and decision makers in this process? What is best practice?
Facilitated by an expert IR practitioner, this course will help listed companies navigate the changing landscape and integrate ESG communications into IR best practices.
Who should attend?
This one-day course has been designed to appeal to the following professionals:
- IR Professionals
- Communication and PR Directors of listed and listing companies
- Board Directors and Management teams
- Seasoned PR and IR consultants
- Capital markets practitioners
- A full copy of the course materials and examples
- A series of briefing papers covering regulations, best practices and other subjects that will serve as a reference guide and support your overall learning outcomes from the Masterclass.
If you require a private session for individual questions we can provide individual coaching sessions on a one-to-one basis with the course tutor.
CPD points: This course attracts 7 CPD points.
09.00-10.15 Evolution of ESG
Milestones, definition and scope of ESG framework considered from the Corporate issuer’s point of view
10.15-11.15 Structure of ESG ‘industry’
How do you navigate the range of indexers, rating agencies, advisors and standard setters that influence investors’ decisions and corporate reporting and communication? What information do these organisations use?
11.15-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.00 Sell side approach to ESG
Sell side research analysts are tackling ESG in multiple ways. How can IR best service these different methodologies?
12.00-13.00 Institutional investors’ focus on ESG
How do investors incorporate ESG into their investment process? How much assets under management are influenced? Who are the key ESG investors?
14.00-15.00 From corporate compliance to proactive communication
What are the current and upcoming regulations for corporates reporting ESG issues? What does good practice look like? How do you make this an opportunity not a burden?
15.00-16.00 Corporate view
Best practice case study from a FTSE company
16.00-16.15 Coffee break
16.15-17.00 Incorporating ESG activities into your IR programme
Strategic messaging and IR programme activities for proactive communication
Guest speakers include Emperor, FTSE Russell, Orient Capital and In-house IRO
These details may be subject to change