Speaker from BISS – Prof Lisa Brüggen
May 26, 10.00 – 16.30
Interested? Register here
The mobilization of the European Commission around the UN’s 2030 agenda for sustainable development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has played a key role in driving increased interest and adoption of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) analysis in the investment process.
n 2018, the European Commission demonstrated its commitment to a low carbon future, releasing its Action Plan on Sustainable Finance. The Action Plan is a potential blueprint for a global standard for sustainable finance, laying the foundation for accelerating private capital flows toward sustainable economic activities.
While the Covid-19 outbreak creates some short-term headwinds for sustainability, it will strengthen the strategic importance of sustainable investments in many ways. Now, more than ever, the inclusion of ESG considerations into investment analysis and decision-making has gained considerable momentum.
With the political agreement on the EU Taxonomy Regulation reached and the publication of the EU Disclosure Regulation in the EU’s official journal back in December 2019, Europe is fast on track for substantially increased transparency in the financial sector. Over the course of this year, as consultations are being carried out and regulatory technical standards are being drafted, we will receive increasing clarity on what is being expected of financial market participants.
It is an ongoing, iteractive process to find the right framework as well as tools for ESG analysis, integration and transparency. Challenges as well as opportunities are multifaceted. Brightlands Techruption – in collaboration with Maastricht University, BNY Mellon and APG – invites you to this joint virtual ESG ideation session. Using our ESG experts and digital client experience team, we want to offer a platform and facilitate a discussion to identify those exploration zones where a joint thought process – or even a jointly-developed solution – may deliver substantial value to all participants.
10.00 – 12.00: Understanding the ESG challenges
12.00 – 14.00: Break
14.00 – 16.30: Ideation, prioritization of ideas and next steps
For more information and registration please visit the Brightlands event page