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4th CSR Investing Summit to be Hosted by S-Network Global Indexes



ESG Solutions (S-Network Global Indexes) has published further details of its 4th Annual CSR Investing Summit, “Summer in the City”.

The all-day conference offers attendees the opportunity to learn about recent trends and developments in sustainable, responsible, and impact investing. The summit, to be held on Wednesday, 20th July 2016 at the Thomson Reuters building in Times Square in New York (USA), will include expert practitioners from throughout the Environmental, Social, and Governance investing landscape, including plan sponsors, endowments, consultants, academics, NGOs, the sell side, and media. Please click here to view the agenda.

The conference will feature eight panels addressing a diverse range of topics related to CSR investing, including ESG as a risk mitigation tool, the state of ESG data in 2016, reputation risk, making ESG data “investor grade,” the revenue impact of controversies, and more. iCompli Sustainability will also host a Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Workshop for FSA Credential on Thursday, July 21st at the same location.

Thomas Croft, Managing Director of Heartland Capital Strategies, Executive Director of the Steel Valley Authority, and co-author of The Responsible Investor Handbook, will be making a special presentation in the afternoon session. Croft’s book chronicles how a new generation of investors focused on responsible investing is fuelling investment in everything from hybrid buses to smart buildings and solar projects, all while rebuilding urban environments with a holistic approach.

Also known by other acronyms—ESG, and SRI (Socially Responsible Investing, or Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact)—CSR investing has garnered increasing attention in recent years. The tenets of CSR hold that companies have a broader responsibility to society at large, and that it is in their best interests to take into account not just revenues and profits, but also environmental impact, sustainability, workplace diversity, and organisational effectiveness, among many other factors.