Asian Palm Oil Producers Foray into Frontier African Markets (March 12 & 14, 2013)
Based on the January 2013 ESG Insights Asia report (available to Sustainalytics clients), these webinars highlight the potential risks faced by palm oil producers and their investors as the companies plan to expand their operations into Africa.
Sustainalytics presenters: Gurneesh Bhandal, Associate Analyst; Jungho Park, Analyst
Guests: Piet Klop, Senior Advisor, Responsible Investments, PGGM Investments; Mark Wong, Head Sustainability Reporting, Sime Darby Berhad
Unconventional Oil and Gas Webinar Series: Shale Gas Development: Australian Edition (November 2012)
In the third instalment of our Unconventional Oil and Gas Webinar Series the investment risks related to natural gas development in Australia – specifically coal seam and shale gas – are discussed. The panellists also offer recommendations to responsible investors wishing to encourage best practices among companies in the sector and mitigate related environmental and reputational risks.
Sustainalytics presenters: Dayna Linley-Jones, Senior Analyst, Sustainalytics
Guests: Pablo Berrutti, Head of Responsible Investment Asia Pacific, Colonial First State Asset Management and Nithya Iyer, Manager, Environmental and Social Responsibility, ACSI
Worker Equity in Food and Agriculture (November 2012)
Based on the joint report authored by the Tellus Institute and Sustainalytics, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, this webinar shed light on the often ignored issue of worker welfare in the food industry. The practices and policies of some of the largest and most influential food companies in the U.S. were examined. Major challenges are identified across the industry and the authors proposed avenues of influence for companies and investors going forward.
Presenters: Marjorie Kelly, Fellow, Tellus Institute; Heather Lang, Director, Research Products, North America, Sustainalytics
Building a Sustainable South African Food Retail Sector: Issues for Responsible Investors (September 2012)
Presented by Sustainalytics and Arisaig Partners
Based on the recent study commissioned by Arisaig Partners, this webinar looks at the environmental, social and governance issues faced by South African food retailers. On-the-ground reseach has yielded findings which will be valuable to the industry, investors and other stakeholders.
Sustainalytics' Presenter: Kevin Ranney, Director, Advisory Services
Guests: Rebecca Lewis, Investment Analyst, Arisaig Partners; Nicky Van Hille, Director, The Moss Group; Kevin O'Brien, Company Secretary and Head of Sustainability, SPAR
Unconventional Oil and Gas webinar series: Deepwater and Arctic Drilling (June 2012)
The second webinar in the unconventional oil and gas series discussed the potential risks faced by companies that continue to test environmental boundaries in oil and gas development.
Sustainalytics' Presenter: Alberto Serna Martín, Associate Analyst, Research Products
Guest Speaker: Jeremy Kent, Research Associate, RCM UK
Moderator: Hugh Wheelan, Managing Editor and Co-Founder Responsible Investor
Responsible Investments in Emerging Markets (April 2012)
In this webinar Sustainalytics discussed the ways that investors can effectively integrate an ESG strategy into their emerging market equity portfolios.
Sustainalytics' Presenters: Andrea van Dijk, Senior Manager, Research Products and Lotte Griek, Research Manager
Guest Speakers: Benjamin McCarron, Head of Research at Responsible Research and Rebecca Lewis, Investment Analyst at Arisaig Partners
Unconventional Oil and Gas webinar series: Shale Gas Development (April 2012)
Sustainalytics details the potential risks faced by companies that continue to test environmental boundaries in oil and gas development.
Sustainalytics' Presenter: Dayna Linley, Senior Analyst
Guest Speaker: Elizabeth McGeveran, Senior Vice President, Governance & Sustainable Investment at F&C Management
License to Operate: Indigenous Relations and Free, Prior and Informed Consent (March 2012)
Sustainalytics examines the challenges of implementing free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) policies for natural resource development projects.
Sustainalytics' Presenter: Irene Sosa, Senior Analyst
Guest Speakers: Philippe Bélanger, Analyst and Assistant Director, RRSE and François Meloche, Extra Financial Risk Manager, Bâtirente
Access to Medicine: Perspectives on the Medicines Patent Pool (June 2011)
Sustainalytics explores the issue of access to medicine and the role pharmaceutical companies and their investors can play in improving access worldwide.
Sustainalytics' Presenters: Laurence Loubières, Senior Analyst and Purasisi Jinadasa, Associate Analyst
Guest Speakers: Rohit Malpani, Senior Advisor, Campaigns, Oxfam America; Ellen ‘t Hoen, Executive Director, Medicines Patent Pool; and Lauren Compere, Managing Director/Director of Shareholder Engagement, Boston Common Asset Management
Complicity in the Congo: Investor Risk in the Minerals Supply Chain (October 2010)
Sustainalytics examines the issue of conflict minerals in the technology hardware supply chain. Technology hardware companies are facing a challenge to their reputations as good corporate citizens.
Sustainalytics' Presenters: Azadeh Sabour, Senior Sustainability Intelligence Consultant and Matthew Barg, Associate Analyst
Guest Speakers: Jay Celorie, Global Program Manager for Conflict Minerals, HP and Sasha Lezhnev, Policy Advisor to The Enough Project and Executive Director of the Grassroots Reconciliation Group
The Bitter Taste of Cocoa: Supply Chain Risks and Opportunities (June 2010)
Sustainalytics examines the issue of indirect use of child labour in the cocoa industry. Despite efforts to alleviate risks in their supply chain and to be more transparent, the cocoa industry continues to be the subject of many controversies.
Sustainalytics' Presenter: Esther Hougee, Director, Research Products, Europe
Guest Speaker: Anna Pot, Senior Sustainability Specialist, APG Asset Management
Insurance and Climate Change: Taking Risk Management to the Next Level (May 2010)
Sustainalytics outlines the risks and opportunities climate change presents to the insurance industry which experiences the direct and indirect impacts of climate change, and this affects shareholders and other key investors as the number and cost of climate-related insurance claims steadily rises.
Sustainalytics' Presenter: Laurence Loubières, Senior Analyst
Sifting Through the Sand: The Alberta oil Sands and Investor (April 2010)
Sustainalytics provides an overview of the situation in the Albertan oil sands in this presentation.
Sustainalytics' Presenter: Dayna Linley, Senior Analyst