WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Severe economic stress is testing the strategies and business models of public companies across the world in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Investor relations and ESG have never been more important than today, with market valuations depressed and capital becoming tantamount to survival for many corporations. But successfully combining the two disciplines is complex and challenging, even under optimal market conditions.
Our webinar offers deep and practical insights from the architect of the highest-rated corporate ESG program in the U.S. and from the co-founder of BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship and Sustainable Investing teams. They will explain how to effectively integrate ESG and investor relations, from setting strategy to day-to-day program execution, in order to satisfy the rapidly evolving and diverse ESG information requirements of the global investment community.
Importantly, their perspectives come from the corporate and investor sides, providing a comprehensive view on how to achieve best practices. Investor relations firms facilitate the dialog between companies and the capital markets, so InspIR Group’s co-founder, Fabiane Goldstein, will also serve as an expert speaker. She is behind award-winning sustainability and integrated reports of some of Brazil’s leading companies.
Whether you are contemplating an ESG program or wanting to understand market-leading reporting practices for an existing one, this webinar will be highly informative, with an emphasis on real-world examples that illustrate how to effectively integrate ESG and investor relations in support of your company’s market valuation and ability to access capital during today’s challenging times.
OUR CURRENT INSIGHTS ON ESG:
The InspIR Group?
InspIR Group is an investor relations and corporate communications firm that enhances the value and reputation of companies operating in dynamic environments. Our global clients operate in diverse environments, multiple currencies and are often high growth. We are the leading strategic investor relations advisory firm in Latin America and Brazil
OUR SPEAKERS //
Vice President of Investor Relations – American Water
Edward Vallejo is Vice President of Investor Relations and established ESG reporting for American Water, a $21 billion market cap utility which is S&P’s highest ESG rated company in the US and the second highest globally. Ed was recently honored with 1st Place Best IR Professional, in the 2020 Institutional Investor utilities rankings by the sell-side. Prior to joining American Water, he served as the CFO of Thames Water Chile.
Founder and CEO – Third Economy
At BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, Chad Spitler established the firm’s Investment Stewardship and Sustainable Investing teams. Chad led the team responsible for analyzing how ESG factors may impact financial performance, and integrating that analysis into investment decisions, proxy voting, corporate engagement and product development. He is currently the CEO of Third Economy, a sustainable investment research and advisory firm that he founded in 2018.
Founding Partner – InspIR Group
Fabiane Goldstein is a founding partner of InspIR Group. She leads the firm’s activities in Brazil and InspIR’s ESG Integration practice. For over 10 years Fabiane has developed and executed award-winning sustainability and integrated reports for some of Brazil’s leading companies. She is pioneering integrated ESG-investor communications programs for her clients and working with investment funds to develop sustainability reporting standards.
Senior Director – InspIR Group
The webinar will be moderated by Ivan Peill, a Senior Director at InspIR Group and member of the firm’s ESG Integration practice in New York. Ivan was Vice President of Investor Relations at Skanska AB, a large-cap issuer of green bonds. Prior to Skanska he was the NYSE’s representative to the UN’s sustainable stock exchange initiative.