The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, launched in 2015, aims to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity worldwide via the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This initiated a new wave of thinking about Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) Investing.
The Sustainability Report is pleased to present this video of the highlights from a panel discussion in Sydney, sponsored by MSCI and Blackrock, that considered the implications of the SDGSs, the ways in which the SDGs can be applied to investment strategies, how investors and asset managers can calculate the impacts of their investments and other issues.
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Panelists included Michael Salvatico, Executive Director, MSCI, Joanna Nash, Vice President, Blackrock, Richard Brandweiner, CIO, First State Super, and Stuart Palmer, Head of Ethics, Australian Ethical. The panel was moderated by Rachel Alembakis, Editor, The Sustainability Report
This expert panel of investors and fund managers considered the ways in which the financial services industry can capital towards companies and projects that provide solutions to major social and environmental challenges. Research providers have been quick to create investment strategies and tools that allow such institutional investors to invest in and measure their exposure to public companies whose products and services help to address major social and environmental challenges.