Responding to the Demand for ESG Investing

Track 1: Monitoring and Reporting
Wednesday, June 7 | 11:20 a.m. – Noon

Speaker:
Maureen Kline, vice president, sustainability and public affairs, Pirelli Tire North America

There is a misguided belief that corporations only improve their environmental practices when regulators tell them to. The reality is that engaging with stakeholders who insist on sound environment, social and governance (ESG) standards makes good business sense, and investors have noticed. U.S. assets under management using ESG strategies grew to $8.72 trillion in 2016, up 33 percent from two years earlier. One company, Pirelli Tire, broadened its shareholder base by appealing to long-term institutional investors, particularly those focusing on ESG. What is a company like Pirelli doing that its counterparts can adopt?

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to take advantage of sound environmental, sustainability and energy management initiatives to increase the value of corporate assets.
  • Why sound control of ESG risks leads to sound control of other risk as well.
  • What steps to take to attract more long-term investors with environmental, sustainability and energy management programs.