Following the success of the New York event in June, and the London event in September, this is the third event in this series of high-level, invitation-only breakfast forums on Revaluing Ecosystems. While in the first two forums, we invited sustainability experts, in this third session, we will be convening a group of senior executives whose primary role is not focused on sustainability.
In an intimate setting, this roundtable event will examine the state of the market when it comes to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, and cover practical tools investors and businesses can use to factor ESG into decision making.
In recent decades, progress has been made in incorporating ESG factors into business strategies and investment decisions. Meanwhile, regulators and others are starting to establish frameworks that take account of these new forms of materiality. However, work still needs to be done to increase understanding of the influence of nature on business opportunity and investment risk and return. This means placing a financial value on natural capital, and developing widely accessible measures that public and private institutions can factor into their assessments of economic performance, as well as their investment and reporting practices. The event will be held under Chatham House rule in order to engage participants in open and meaningful dialogue.
Attendance is by invitation only.