Enhanced ESG Disclosure and Long-Term Investing in Europe (Video)


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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