Events and Webinars
Investors have been telling us for years now that they really do care about more than just profits - and that financial performance tends to follow companies that "do the right thing".
Does any of that hold true in a pandemic? Or does the bottom line matter more?
On Wednesday, 18th November we will bring together a panel of industry experts for the virtual launch of the 2020 Edelman Investor Trust report. The findings are based on a poll of fund managers and chief investment officers in key geographies around the world.
Iain Dey, Head of Special Projects, Edelman;
Stephen Bird, CEO, Standard Life Aberdeen;
Jacqui Ferguson, Portfolio Non-Executive Director, Croda, Tesco Bank, Wood;
Chuka Umunna, Head of ESG, Edelman;
Jeremy Taylor, CEO, Lazard Asset Management (UK)
For more details and to register your interest, click the link below.
CMS Boardroom webinar: Board control and responsibility in a virtual environment
Date: Thursday 26th November
Time: 2pm-3:30pm BST
The COVID 19 pandemic has cut a swathe through global economies and the need to re-evaluate how we operate in the workforce has never been more important. Arguably, much of what has happened has been the acceleration of an ongoing trend so a lot of the current changes are likely here to stay. Join us on Thursday 26 November where we will be hosting a virtual panel discussion, where we will focus on key considerations for board members in the new virtual environment, with travel and in-person activities severely curtailed.
Topics and panelists will include:
The Economy – Tim Harford – Economist, senior columnist for Financial Times and presenter of BBC Radio 4
The economic consequences of the pivot to a more virtual world
People – Professor Adrian Furnham – one of the world's most productive psychologists and one of HR Magazine’s 20 Most Influential People in HR
Impact on your workforce of the new way of working
Maintaining control – Gilly Lord – Head of Audit Strategy and Public Policy at PwC
Control and reporting systems in a remote environment
Please RSVP below and let us know if you would like to attend.
If you have any further questions about the event, please let us know here.
Date: Thursday 8th October
Time: 10am-11am BST
On Thursday, 8th October, Edelman Smithfield will host a virtual event featuring a panel of high-profile senior executives who will explore the challenge of integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into corporate and investor decision making. The discussion will focus on whether being mindful of ESG and stakeholder considerations involves impossible trade-offs at a time when the second wave of COVID-19 is putting businesses under considerable pressure.
Head of ESG, Edelman, Panel Moderator
Chair, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
John Allan CBE
Chairman, Tesco PLC/ Barratt Developments PLC, and Vice President, CBI
Saker Nusseibeh CBE
CEO, Federated Hermes International