Market Monitoring - 03/03/2020
Adopting standards to report ESG factors
Investors are increasingly expecting that IR teams understand environmental, social and corporate governance issues and include data on these matters in the company’s releases, websites and other communication materials. ESG has already been discussed for years but is gaining more relevance. Some companies already include ESG tables applicable to their respective industries and in accordance with the standards established by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board.
Forbes magazine estimates that ¼ of all global AUM already analyze ESG data, which means that IR professionals must be prepared to answer questions during one-on-one meetings, increase ESG data on IR websites and deeply understand how ESG can help mitigate corporate risks.