Steve Waygood, chief responsible investment officer at Aviva Investors, explains the European Commission’s adoption of a proposal to enhance transparency of environmental and social issues and the implications for long-term investing. Waygood is also chairman of the SRI Advisory Committee for Aviva Investors and currently lectures in sustainable finance at Cambridge University’s Programme for Sustainability Leadership.
Here is a quick breakdown of the video:
0:56 – 2:15: What is the European Commission’s proposal regarding enhanced disclosure on social and environmental issues?
2:16 – 3:50: What disclosure is expected that is not being made currently?
3:51 – 4:59: What type of companies will have to make the enhanced disclosure?
5:00 – 6:50: If such disclosure is important for investors, why have market forces not lead to it?
6:51 – 8:14: Is there a risk that this disclosure will become a mere tick-box exercise for the companies?
8:15 – 9:44: Does this disclosure relate to integrated reporting?
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