The world needs over 2.5 billion dollars a year to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, a common agenda for action on people, planet and prosperity, endorsed and shared by all 193 member states of the United Nations.
Delivering this unprecedented level of resources and achieving the ambitious targets set by Goals requires, more than ever, concerted public and private action. Sustainability has emerged as a powerful lever in the private sector to encourage 1) stronger alignment of companies of all sizes with sustainability targets and behaviors and 2) an increasing share of private capital flows directed towards sustainability aligned investments.
Among others, environmental performance, good governance and social contribution have emerged as corporate priorities and as benchmarks and indicators closely monitored by asset managers and asset owners across the world. In fact, sustainable investment has increased an average of 30% in the last two years, and it represents today over 30 trillion dollars, or ⅓ of total investable assets. Post COVID-19 this trend will only continue to accelerate, influenced not only by stronger resilience of sustainability aligned companies, but also by increasing regulatory requirements, in the EU and beyond.
What challenges does this bring for companies? How do asset managers identify and measure performance of their sustainable investments? What is the engagement strategy between investors and issuers? What data is available to guide these strategic decisions and how is it used?
AmChamSpain, together with Clarity AI, is proud to invite you to a roundtable with experts and practitioners in the front line of the sustainability discussion to address these questions.
We will count on the participation of:
- Paloma Baena, Vice President, Global Partnerships, Clarity AI
- Carmen Boulet, Senior Business Development, Corporates Program Lead, Clarity AI
- Ana Rivero Fernández, European Head of Investment Content y ESG, Banco Santander Asset Management
- Marta Martínez, Responsible for Analysis and special projects. Directorate of energy policies and climate change, Iberdrola
This event will include time for Q&A, and will be streamed live through Cisco Webex.
* The event will be in English.
Clarity AI is a fintech founded in 2016 that offers a software solution for investors to optimize the social impact of their investment portfolios.