ESG Inefficiency of Capital Markets in Emerging Economies Project 2008


Despite the surge in sustainability reporting, CSR disclosures, ESG analysis and responsible investment activities in recent years, the corporate valuation mechanisms of capital markets appear to stubbornly remain indifferent with respect to the sustainability-related success or -failure of traded companies. Are market makers still unconvinced of the financial materiality of ESG factors or do they simply lack the information and instruments needed to truly integrate ESG factors into investment decision making?

SinCo was invited to prepare written thought pieces and design programing for workshops hosted by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) in investment hubs in developed and emerging markets, bringing together institutional investors via UNEP FI and investee companies via WBCSD. The aim was to develop a common view on sustainability value, to understand current gaps in communicating ESG information, and to improve the integration of ESG factors into company valuation, bringing together investor and investee representatives from all financial centers of the region.

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PARTNERS:
UNEP FI
The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a unique global partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the global financial sector. UNEP FI works closely with over 200 financial institutions who are Signatories to the UNEP FI Statements, and a range of partner organisations to develop and promote linkages between sustainability and financial performance. Through peer-to-peer networks, research and training, UNEP FI carries out its mission to identify, promote, and realise the adoption of best environmental and sustainability practice at all levels of financial institution operations.  www.unepfi.org


WBCSD
The WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. Together with its members, the council applies its respected thought leadership and effective advocacy to generate constructive solutions and take shared action. Members are made up of some of the globe's leading corporations spanning a wide range of sectors and geographies. Membership is open to companies committed to sustainable development and to promoting the role of eco-efficiency, innovation and corporate social responsibility. Close cooperation between all stakeholders in society is essential to creating a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. The WBCSD’s work with experts from across international organizations, academic institutions and business organizations forms a key element to its approach. www.wbcsd.org


PEOPLE:
  • Cheryl Hicks - WBCSD
  • Per Sandberg - WBCSD


 
 


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