Debate: Investors Do Not Practice What They Preach

ICGNJoin ICGN in Cape Town, following PRI in Person, on 3-4 October for the ICGN Debate and Responsible Investing Programme, hosted by IoD in Southern Africa and endorsed by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

What is the debate about?
Focusing on the proposition that ‘investors do not practice what they preach in adhering to principles of responsible investing’, we will argue whether this proposition is true or not. Elias Masilela from PIC and Claudia Kruse from APG will argue that it is ‘lip service’ while William Frater, an independent advisor, and Ann Crotty from Business Report will aim to prove that is not the case – all kept in check by the formidable Anne Simpson of  CalPERS.

The debate takes place immediately after PRI in Person on the morning of Thursday 3 October from 0900 -1200. To register for your free place, click here.

What does the course cover? 
Created as part of a European Commission initiative with PRI, our course has been developed ‘by investors, for investors’.  It helps you to identify, analyse and integrate ESG information in the investment process and will equip you with the knowledge to engage confidently on the subject, whether internally with portfolio managers or externally with companies.

Our course offers a two-day interactive training experience focused on six modules, a case study, together with supplementary reading materials.

Thursday 3 October:
13:00–14:00    Module 1: Value creation of responsible investing approach in the long-term,Anne Simpson, CalPERS, USA
14:00-15:00     Module 2: Responsible Investment reporting: obligation or opportunity?, Tom Rotherham & Colin Melvin, Hermes, UK  
15:30–17:00    Module 3: How to conduct an ESG analysis of a company, Dr. Steve Waygood, Aviva, UK 

Friday 4 October 2013 
08:30 -10:30    Module 4: Responsible Investing decision-making, Claudia Kruse, APG & Alex van der Velden, Ownership Capital, The Netherlands 
11:00 – 12:30  Case Study: Responsible investing engagement in practice, Daniel Malan, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa 
13:30 – 15:00 Module 5: Managing AGM voting, David Couldridge, Element Investment Managers, South Africa  
15:30 – 17:00   Module 6: Company dialogue and communications, Tom Rotherham, Hermes, UK & Anne Simpson, CalPERS, USA

How much does it cost?
ICGN members £450 / Non members: £600
Prices increase 50% from 31 August so sign up now! (Note: The rate for this course is usually £1,350 (members) or £1,500 (non-members) and reduced to accommodate the market rate for South Africa.)

Click here to register your course place. More information.

Course feedback
Our programme has taken place in London, New York, Rotterdam and Stockholm and we are en route to Paris, Tokyo and Amsterdam over the next 12 months. To see what people are saying about the course click here

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