ESG vs Financial Performance of large firms: worldwide evidence

As no consensus has been reached, investors are still asking whether investing in firms that score highly on sustainability issues leads to lower returns.

Sustainable investing is a lasting trend in modern investment management, tomorrow's investors are more committed to sustainability and make more environmentally aware choices. While the intentions of investors are clear, incorporating sustainability in investment management remains controversial.

In this webinar, we look at the ESG and financial performance of large cap firms worldwide (US, EU, Asia and Pacific regions) and we will discuss the following topics:
How ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) performance of firms relates to their return/risk characteristics and what are regional variations in that respect?
How ESG data varies per region and what dynamics we can see in ESG data availability?
How did well-performing ESG firms fare during the coronavirus crisis and what are the implications for portfolio managers?

Event info

  • Date

    Thursday 8 October 2020
  • Time

  • Topic

    ESG vs Financial Performance of large cap firms
  • Speakers

    Dr. Svetlana Borovkova


Dr Svetlana Borovkova, Head of Quantitative Modelling, Probability & Partners

Dr Svetlana Borovkova is an Associate Professor of Quantitative Finance in Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Head of Quantitative Modelling in risk advisory firm Probability & Partners. She is renowned for her work in, among others, sentiment analysis in finance, commodity market modelling and systemic risk. Dr Borovkova has over 50 scientific and professional publications in quant finance and risk management. She is a frequent speaker at a major industry events such as Risk Minds and Quant Minds.

Richard Goldman, Global Head of Market Development, Quantitative Analytics & Feeds, Refinitiv

Richard is the Global Head of Market Development for Refinitiv’s Quantitative Business, which includes real-time and historical data feeds, investment analytics, data management and open platforms, hosting and managed services.  Prior to this, he ran Thomson Reuters’ Global Quantitative Consulting and Support division.
Richard’s domain expertise in systematic and discretionary investment management was attained over a 30-year career as a Portfolio Manager and COO overseeing multibillion-dollar funds. 

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