More questions than answers
There were certainly more questions than answers at the Feb. 5th TSSS event, and the three panelists offered different insights. When moderator Dr. Feltmate asked whether it might be valuable to develop a way of measuring progress of a company in the sustainability realm over time, with a quantifiable index that presents an annual summary score calculation, McPherson answered that this would be important to the corporation for understanding trending, but might not be of interest to the capital markets. (To read Part I of the event summary please click here)
TSSS Event Feb. 5, 2015 – CSR and the Capital Markets with expert panel; Blair Feltmate (moderator) Julie Desjardins, Ian McPherson and Martin Grosskopf.
Sustainability is important to companies but do investors notice or even care?
Martin Grosskopf of AGF addressing the audience at recent TSSS event, “Bay/Wall Street and Sustainability (Feb.5, 2015)
A 2013 United Nations Global Compact survey of one thousand CEOs representing 27 industries in 103 countries found that 93 percent viewed sustainability performance as important to their company’s future success. How can corporations have their sustainable development work more accurately reflected in their stock valuation? Professionals from sectors as diverse as mining, academia, energy, public relations, sustainability, marketing and finance gathered on Feb. 5, 2015 at the offices of Loyalty One in Toronto to explore answers to this question. (Learn more about the event theme and panel by clicking here)
BREAKING NEWS: Sustainable Business Practices Dramatically Boost Stock Valuations
Did you read this title and think, “it’s about time?” Unfortunately, the title is more future prediction than current fact. Bay/Wall Street often fails to appreciate the proven bottom line benefits of sustainable business practices. But on February 5th TSSS is excited to launch its 2015 season with a distinguished panel of experts that will discuss how corporations can have their sustainable development (SD) work more accurately reflected in their stock valuation.
Does your company’s CSR Report resonate with the investment community? Does it tell analysts and money managers the information that they need to know? Is the information actionable for immediate investment decisions? At the end of the day, are your sustainability efforts reflected in your company’s stock price? If the answer is NO and the capital markets are not rewarding your sustainability efforts then this event is for you.
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Moderator: Dr. Blair Feltmate, Associate Professor and Director of Sustainability Practice, University of Waterloo
DATE: Thursday, February 5, 2015 (registration closes February 3rd)
TIME: 4:30-7:30 EST (snacks & networking from 6:45-7:30)
LOCATION: Loyalty One, 438 University Ave., 12th Floor, Toronto (use elevators on the left in the lobby)
TWITTERCHAT: #tssschat from 5:15 – 6:00 PM EST
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