The future of ESG

The future of ESG is contested. Intense scrutiny from all sides has turned ESG into a much-debated concept. Despite this, many believe that ESG is an unstoppable train that is picking up speed.  

In this episode we talk to Luba Nikulina, Chief Strategy Officer at IFM Investors, and Roger Urwin, Global Head of Investment Content at WTW and Co-founder of the Institute, about the current reality; what’s on the horizon; the importance of rightsizing your sustainability commitments and how all of this is relevant for investment organisations today. 

How do we resource ourselves to be able to deliver on ESG, and how do we actually define our ambition? 

Having been a manager researcher in the past, I would claim that the vast majority of organisations in the financial industry, be it asset owners or asset managers, are experiencing this challenge.

Luba Nikulina, Chief Strategy Officer, IFM Investors

ESG is solid granite finance and it’s also soft centred finance. These two concepts work well together.

I have described ESG as unstoppable for a very long time and I’m not going retire it because it has always been the case.

Roger Urwin, Co-founder, Thinking Ahead Institute and Global Head of Investment Content, WTW

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