Covid-19 has vividly highlighted the need for a societal shift, and turbo-charged a change in public attitudes. More than ever the public increasingly expects asset managers to fulfil their societal responsibilities; creating huge returns is no longer enough – or for some even the primary aim.
However, this new context offers an immense opportunity for the sector pivot to a more sustainable way of investing, and by doing so shed their reputation as greedily seeking profit regardless of the cost to society and the planet.
This session will examine key considerations for asset managers and the value of ESG beyond pure returns.
Mike Barry, Senior Advisor, Instinctif Partners
Tony Burdon, CEO, Make My Money Matter
Maria Nazarova-Doyle, Head of Pension Investments, Scottish Widows
Chair: David Cowan, Managing Director, The Financial Services Forum