IR, Governance and Sustainability Professionals to Discuss How to Articulate Material ESG Issues at Upcoming ESG Integration Forum

IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary join forces to present the fourth annual ESG Integration Forum as a virtual event on December 1 and 2, featuring investors, analysts, governance, sustainability, and financial professionals.

SOURCE: IR Magazine

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October 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - There are more than 300 potential ESG topics which could be material to a publicly listed company. IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary are bringing the ESG Integration Forum back as a virtual event for the fourth year in a row to help companies understand which focus areas need more attention.

The two-day event will bring together governance, investor relations and sustainability professionals to develop an integrated approach when responding to investor expectations around ESG factors. The format, far removed from a traditional webinar, consists of panel discussions, live speaker Q&A, 1-to-1 networking, virtual roundtable discussions, fireside chats and more.

Over the course of the day, the discussions will address how companies can engage all functions of a company with the materiality process, understand the processes required to prioritize and focus on issues which are most relevant to shareholder engagement and learn how an ESG story can be condensed into easily digestible messages to be used during investor days and presentations.

This year, we have seen ESG activism, momentum building regarding policy on sustainability, new diversity requirements for public companies and increased focus on net-zero commitments. It’s safe to say this year has been like no other for the ESG movement. The ESG integration forum is the only event that brings together the key functions within a public company to tackle the challenges in this rapidly developing space. We believe that businesses don’t operate in silos, and neither should our events!” – Steven Wade, head of event content, IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary.

Attendees will include investors, analysts and publicly listed companies from across the US and Canada. The ticket prices are currently US$245 and are available for purchase on the event website. The conference has many prominent partners supporting the event and providing expertise, including 3BL, Corbin Advisors, Cowen and Company, DFIN, Diligent, Fortis, IHS Markit, Merchant Cantos, Nasdaq, Okapi Partners, OneTrust ESG, Q4 and Workiva.

About IR Magazine

IR Magazine is a publication of IR Media Group, a business media company renowned for its magazines, websites, events and research.

Initially launched in 1988 by the Economist Group, IR Magazine is renowned for providing quality insight and a global perspective. IR Magazine, available in digital and hard copy form, helps investor relations professionals globally achieve more in their IR programmes, benchmark their efforts and connect to their peers in the IR community. In addition to reporting the latest developments, writing in-depth features, producing research reports, and broadcasting podcasts, IR Magazine also hosts events worldwide.

Our region-specific awards have been the definitive hallmark of IR excellence and best practice for over 20 years now, while our think tanks offer a unique opportunity for high-level executives to share ideas with their peers and with our expert panels. IR Magazine also hosts conferences and webinars as part of our commitment to providing ongoing education to the IR community.

About Corporate Secretary

Corporate Secretary is a publication of IR Media Group, a business media company renowned for its magazines, websites, events and research.

Corporate Secretary is a digital and print platform, providing a forum where governance experts and service providers can share their experience, insights and best practice recommendations on a wide range of critical issues, from corruption, internal investigations, e-discovery and records management to succession planning, executive compensation, proxy actions and shareholder engagement.

Corporate Secretary was founded in 2002 to help corporate secretaries and other governance professionals develop a deeper understanding of their roles and become more effective in them at a time when publicly listed companies’ regulatory compliance requirements began to escalate amid a series of high-profile corporate accounting scandals.

Corporate Secretary is independently owned and today continues to serve a vital role in highlighting the achievements and expertise of a group of people who work outside the spotlight and are often isolated as the only individuals in their organizations focusing on these complex matters.

Contact information

Chloë Rutter chloe.rutter@irmagazine.com +44 20 3002 0396

For more information on the event, please visit:

www.irmagazine.com/esg

KEYWORDS: IR Magazine, Sustainability

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