New York – This year, the Sustainable Emerging Markets Conference will be held on March 24th at the Renaissance London Chancery Court Hotel. Responsible Investor and C5 have partnered to develop this conference for a second consecutive year offering investors the opportunity of learning about risks and opportunities in emerging markets from a sustainability perspective.
Socially responsible investment (SRI) has experienced a dramatic expansion over the last three decades, particularly in developed countries. In the last decade, however, investors have found tremendous opportunities in emerging markets, which has pushed sustainability concerns to the front of the agendas of those investors who share the view that SRI correlates with competitive financial performance.
With two-thirds of the world population, and one third of the world’s resource use, sustainability is crucial in emerging markets, and SRI plays a central role. “In the medium to long term, the solid prospects for expansion of SRI in emerging markets could make it a major force influencing how corporations contribute to sustainable development,” according to a 2003 report commissioned by the IFC.
With SRI in emerging markets presenting great opportunities for investors, the RI-C5 conference will feature the following topics:
- Regulatory climate: attractive and sustainable for global investors? Assessing investment instruments currently available in BRIC countries, Latin America, Africa and Asia
- Managing ESG risk issues: To what extent is the emerging market corporate landscape committed to sustainable development
- Is there a link between ESG factors and corporate financial performance?
- How to evaluate the risk & return potential for investment decisions?
- In-depth workshops on the regulatory environment, ESG risks and investment potential in BRIC countries, Latin America, Africa and Asia
For more information on the Sustainable Emerging Markets Conference, please contact Elena Stevenson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 44-0-20-7878-6929.