ICAI - Register for the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Responsible Investment on January 19, 2011
December, 31st 2010
Invitation to attend "Multi Stakeholder Dialogue on Responsible Investment - Mainstreaming of Environmental, Social and Governance Factors" 19th January 2011 in Mumbai
As key partners and important stakeholders committed to progress sustainability in this region, it is our pleasure to invite you to a high level, exclusive Multi Stakeholder Dialogue to share your perspectives. This event will be held in Mumbai, India on 19 January, 2011.
The corporate and business sector has a key role to play in Indias sustainable development and it is increasingly being recognized that the financial performance of a business goes hand in hand with its environmental and social footprint.
One of the key stakeholders in a business, who can encourage socially and environmentally responsible behaviour, is the owner: in other words, the investor. In light of a move from shareholder to stakeholder orientation, changing legal frameworks, rise of regional Social Investment Forums and the outperformance of many sustainability indices like the S&P ESG India Index compared to their standard peers, the global investment community is awakening to the importance of environmental and social factors in investment decision making.
Availability of information on businesses Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance is becoming an increasing concern. ESG performance securing a place on the Responsible Investment agenda is more than a trend but rather something that investors will have to master.