A gather360 event
Join an outstanding group of industry leaders to examine how ESG metrics can support FDI decisionmaking.
As global competition for FDI intensifies, the race to carbon neutrality has never been keener with more than 100 countries pledging carbon neutrality by 2050.
According to the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), a London-based think tank, this means that 49% of the world’s gross domestic product and about 50% of global carbon dioxide emissions, are now covered by a net-zero commitment.
With the value of low- carbon goods and services set to be worth between £2.8tr and £5.1tr by 2050, more governments (as well as local authorities and businesses) are ready to commit.
Competition for opportunities arising will be considerable, with investment in renewable energy, clean technologies and in socially minded businesses set to grow apace, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs in technology, finance, law and investment management and providing significant economic growth for countries, regions and cities alike.
Those that fail to demonstrate commitment to net-zero risk missing out, particularly at a time when interest in environmental protection and long-term sustainability, along with social conscience and good governance has never been greater.
Whilst the term ESG has been mainstream for the last decade, with investor appetite taking greater account of sustainable value, the events of 2020 have accelerated that interest. Proven links between a company’s ESG performance and its profitability have been established, and as we move into 2021, ESG has taken the relatively short leap from a key indicator of business performance to assessment criteria for FDI decision-making.
Furthermore, as awards, funding and grants are increasingly linked to sustainability, diversity and inclusivity metrics, measuring and reporting on ESG will be key to competitive advantage in economic development.
Join us to hear from a panel of experts as they discuss:
The growing importance of ESG and sustainability in securing high-value FDI
Building ESG into city and regional propositions
Collaborative opportunities for Ireland, North and South to demonstrate tangible commitment to net-zero and ESG
A short Briefing Paper will be circulated to speakers and registered participants on the topics that will be addressed. Its content will incorporate views, gathered by our research team, from leading industry participants.
The discussion will be delivered via Zoom, with panellists joining remotely from their home offices. The panel will be visible to registered participants who will join via a dedicated web-link. Participants will have the opportunity to put questions to the panel in a closing Q&A session.
A White Paper will be published on outputs from the e-seminar discussion for circulation to all participants.
gather360 is an award-winning ESG data gathering and data quality assurance tool that is freeing up days of executive time currently spent checking and standardising ESG data.
gather360’s unique approach transforms how businesses manage their ESG data, enabling them to test and correct ESG data at source, and to format and standardise the data with a built-in audit trail ready for reporting or to power ESG systems and technologies.
gather360 was developed by Irish Fintech: Think Evolve Solve, for its Financial Services clients and its proprietary technology has now become a key component of ESG data management across multiple industries.
The Think Evolve Solve brand has become synonymous with ESG thought leadership and the company has launched its ‘Powered by gather360’ series of e-seminars for 2020/2021.