“ICGN Stewardship and Sustainability Program” held at TSE

TSE Hall provides venue for ICGN education program

On July 16-18, 2019, Japan Exchange Group/Tokyo Stock Exchange and the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) held the ICGN Annual Conference 2019 in Tokyo. Following on from this, the “ICGN Stewardship and Sustainability Program”, an education program for investors and corporates, was held at TSE Hall on the 19th, with a theme of “Integrating ESG factors in investment decisions”. Attendees included representatives from asset managers, asset owners, corporates and others.

After a welcome from TSE Senior Executive Officer Yasuyuki Konuma, the program was broken up into six modules. We heard from four expert speakers, including ICGN Policy Director George Dallas and other ESG investment professionals, who gave valuable insights into topics such as stewardship and sustainability theory, how to conduct an ESG analysis of a company, and real examples of stewardship in practice.

Theme Speaker
1. Overview of Stewardship and Sustainability in theory and practice George Dallas, Policy Director, ICGN
2. ESG and investment decision-making Mike Lubrano, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Corporate Governance and Sustainability, Cartica Management, LLC
3. Managing stewardship responsibilities and disclosures George Dallas, Policy Director, ICGN
4. Basic principles of corporate governance: what investors should expect from companies George Dallas, Policy Director, ICGN
5. How to conduct an ESG analysis of a company Kathlyn Collins, ESG Analyst, Matthews Asia
6. Effective stewardship in practice: monitoring, engaging and voting YK Park, APAC Head, Global Responsible Investment & Governance, APG Asset Management Asia

 

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