29 June | London

Putin’s devastating unprovoked war in the Ukraine has prompted many investors and corporations to pull out of Russia. Renewable energy stocks are being shorted whilst defence stocks shoot upwards. Approaches to ‘ESG’ investing are being scrutinised for the lack of foresight of many funds and data providers to the risks of investments in Russia. Amongst war, energy cuts, consumer product and food shortages, geopolitical tensions and more, where does ‘ESG’ fit in? A true reckoning of the power and future of this type of investing and management is underway.

City & Financial Global’s ‘ESG in the Current Context’ Summit on 29 June will deep dive into what ESG means in this context. The summit will draw together experts from across the field to discuss what governments and public sector actors are doing to define ESG, how private sector actors view ESG, and what tools they can use to aid them in incorporating ESG in its constantly progressing form.

Catharina Hillenbrand von der Neyen, Head of Research at Carbon Tracker, will be participating in the panel Assessing and redefining ESG investment strategies in light of the changing geopolitical context and energy transition plans alongside Edward Mason of Generation IM

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