Submitted by: United Nations Global Compact
Posted: Nov 02, 2009 – 11:26 AM EST
NEW YORK, Nov. 02 /CSRwire/ - On 2 November 2009, this unique event at UN headquarters in New York will explore how the world's exchanges can work together with investors, regulators, and companies to enhance corporate transparency, and ultimately performance, on ESG issues and encourage responsible long-term approaches to investment.
Co-hosted by the Principles for Responsible Investment, the UN Global Compact, and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), this one-day conference brings together representatives from exchanges, institutional investors and external stakeholders.
In the wake of the global financial crisis, a growing number of investors and policy makers see an urgent need to promote better risk management, good governance and enhanced transparency in order to protect long-term returns. This includes addressing emerging environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues, which are increasingly being seen as drivers of long-term performance and stability, both on the micro and macro levels.
A number of exchanges are already implementing ESG strategies, such as enhancing listing rules and disclosure requirements, setting up ESG indices and launching new exchanges for ESG-related asset classes such as carbon. Some of the questions to be discussed at the event include:
The indicative agenda is available here.
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