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An Introduction to Responsible Investment

Castlefield

Please join us at 11am on Friday 4 March 2022 for our online workshop: An Introduction to Responsible Investment: Investing with Values

Ethical investing has increased in importance over recent years as more investors seek to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in their decision making. As a result, a number of similar definitions and acronyms exist confusing investors as they compete to demonstrate ESG credentials.

  • Date: Friday 04 March, 2022
  • Time: Workshop commences at 11:00am and ends at 12:30pm

This workshop is specifically for charities (and their trustees) and aims to de-mystify the jargon surrounding responsible investing, explaining why it's important for charities and their investments.

We'll introduce a number of ESG investment approaches, along with providing practical tips you can use to question whether investments are helping to combat ESG issues or if they may actually be contributing towards them.

At this session we will cover:

  • What we mean by ESG
  • Why it's important to charities
  • Regulatory factors
  • Types of ESG investing i.e. negative screens, best-in-class, sustainable funds, impact investing etc.
  • Stewardship
  • Voting and engagement
  • ESG investing and returns  
  • Asset owners: their role in the ESG investment chain
  • Questions to ask your asset managers 

Why you and your trustees should attend:

By attending this session you will:

  • have a better understanding of ESG and related investment approaches
  • develop increased confidence to inform decision making
  • learn practical tips to assess current and future investments

NB: We will issue certificates of attendance that may be used as evidence for your CPD records

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