Responsible INVESTOR on the agenda of the Board

Responsible INVESTOR on the agenda of the Board

Boardman Development Group on Responsibility on the Agenda of the Board and Management is having a webinar on September 28th from 9 to 10:15 EET, and the theme is ”Responsible INVESTOR on the agenda of the Board.”

”How can a board ensure that the company lives up to expectations of Sustainability-focused investors?”
Investors’ awareness of responsibility and ESG has grown significantly over the past few years, and it significantly affects where the investments are targeted. Investors demand more and more ESG transparency and extensive ESG reporting from target companies, as well as active actions towards responsible operations.

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THE PROGRAM and THE GUEST SPEAKERS

9:00 a.m. Opening of the Webinar

Lauri Rosendahl, Boardman Partner, Chairman of the Board of the Nasdaq Nordic Exchanges

9:10 a.m. Sustainability as an essential part of the investment strategy – Alecta

Magnus Billing, CEO, Alecta

Alecta manages the occupational pensions of 2.6 million private individuals and 35,000 companies in Sweden. Alecta has SEK 1,231 billion in assets under management and is one of the biggest investors on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Alecta is also one of Sweden’s biggest property owners. As a pension manager, Alecta takes a long-term view and defines sustainability as essential to long-term value creation. Alecta has a limited number of holdings – around 100 in the portfolio – which gives the opportunity to be a significant shareholder, with deep knowledge and the power to influence and support development in a sustainable direction.

Magnus Billing is the CEO of Alecta since 2016 and has been instrumental in forming the sustainability agenda for Alecta’s investment strategy. In 2016 Magnus was appointed to be a member of the European Commission “high-level expert group” on sustainable finance. In January 2018, the group delivered their final recommendations for “a comprehensive EU strategy on sustainable finance as part of the Capital Markets Union”.

9:40 a.m. How can you measure impact and benchmark it?

Annu Nieminen, founder and CEO, Upright Project

Upright enables smarter decision-making for investors, companies and governments by quantifying the net impact of companies. Upright’s AI-enabled quantification model is used by 200+ institutional investors and corporations to measure, report and improve their net impact on the environment, health of people, knowledge and society.

Annu Nieminen established Upright in 2017 with a mission to create incentives for companies to optimize their net impact.

10:15 a.m. End of the webinar