Workshops 2019
ESG in Emerging Markets: Paris - 15th October 2019
Leveraging the French ESG experience 

Thanks to Article 173, French institutional investors are, in many ways, leading the way on ESG. However, integrating ESG portfolios and finding sustainable investment opportunities in emerging markets remains a challenge for even the most seasoned responsible investors. 

This workshop series will help investors navigate the options and approaches available to manage ESG risks, promote best practice and source responsible investment options across emerging markets. 


08:15 Registration and networking breakfast

09:00 Introduction from RI

09:05 Presentation 1: Why ESG analysis is critical in emerging market debt  
          Roubesh Adaya, Senior Investment Specialist, Aberdeen Standard Investments

09:15 Session 1: Assessing the quality and materiality of emerging market ESG data
  • How do ESG risks impact the fundamental valuation analysis of emerging market assets?
  • How to assess a country's transparency, political stability and level of protection of shareholder rights - examples of assessment strategies
09:45 Guests change tables

10:00 Presentation 2:  Foundations of ESG investing in Emerging Markets
          Panos Seretis, Head of ESG Research - EMEA, MSCI

10:10 Session 2: Stewardship in emerging market investments
  • Examples of engagement strategies to improve corporate governance: corporates vs sovereigns
  • What tools are available to help investors focus stewardship activities on the most material issues?
10:40 Guests change tables

10:55 Presentation 3:  Emerging Markets - PACTA Roll-out
          Simon Messenger, Directeur,  2° Investing Initiative

11:05 Session 3: Assessing ESG risks and opportunities across asset classes
  • What metrics and tools can investors use to track ESG performance over time in emerging markets?
  • Comparing ESG trends and challenges across public and private investments
11:35 Closing remarks

11:45 Workshop close

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