Navigating ESG

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Navigating ESG

January 26 @ 6:30 pm 8:00 pm


PWC
 has heralded 2022 as “The year of ESG acceleration”, saying “ESG has gone from a trend to the biggest revolution in the European fund industry”. 

Please join us for our first event of the year, an expert talk on Navigating ESG with Emma Farrell and Christoph Biehl

In this insightful and participatory session organised by Joanna Long and Therese Langan, co-heads of IBN Switzerland’s Zürich Chapter, we will talk about how a greater focus on non-financial performance can help contribute to a more resilient future for all.

Specific topics will include:

  • What ESG is and its relevance to making financial decisions
  • Key environmental, social, and governance issues, and how they affect the ESG ratings of a company
  • Reporting, transparency, and valuation
  • How company ESG performance is assessed using publicly available information
  • Active Ownership and why it is so effective
  • Shareholder Engagement

As always, we will organise breakout sessions towards the end of the event where participants can get to know each other and continue the conversation. Emma and Christoph would be delighted to answer questions during their talk and look forward to a lively discussion. Equally if you have specific topics you’d like to see covered, please send them to us at committee@irishbusinessnetwork.ch and we’ll make sure the presenters receive them in advance.  

When:    Wednesday 26th January 2022, 18:30-20:00 CET

Where:       Online:  Zoom link will be shared with registered participants

RSVP by:    Tuesday 25th January 2022 (Please click Register below)

Fee:             Free of Charge
                    Kindly sponsored by the Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme  

Queries:     Please contact us at committee@irishbusinessnetwork.ch

Please note that materials and opinions shared during this presentation are not sponsored or endorsed by Credit Suisse; Emma and Christoph will be presenting in a personal capacity.

About the speakers

Emma Farrell is an Active Ownership Analyst on the ESG Team at Credit Suisse Asset Management, where her team is responsible for all proxy voting activities and shareholder engagements. She has worked in the area of ESG for three years, and completed a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Finance from the University of Zürich in 2020. Emma is also a volunteer at GreenBuzz Zürich, the largest network of sustainability professionals in Switzerland, and supports events focusing on the Sustainable Finance topic.

Christoph Biehl is an Active Ownership Senior Analyst in the ESG Team at Credit Suisse Asset Management (CSAM). Before joining CSAM in August 2021, he worked as a lecturer for several leading UK Business Schools in the area of Accounting, Corporate Governance and Sustainable Finance. His focus since 2010 is Responsible Finance in general and more specifically Active Ownership and Engagement. Christoph volunteers as co-director of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets (NSFMNextGen) and guest lectures at the University of Birmingham (UK) and Sophia University (Japan).

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