UNCTAD World Investment Forum is proud to host the ICGN Governance of Sustainability Dialogue, in partnership with the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. We are delighted to assemble these influential networks for two days of discussion and debate focused on global sustainability issues and risk management to develop long-term strategies, reporting and cooperation.
Plenary 1: Board accountability for sustainability
The European High-level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance defined sustainability as ‘making economic prosperity long lasting, more socially inclusive and less dependent on exploitation of finite resources and the natural environment’. This is particularly poignant in a world facing systemic challenges of the highest magnitude: a global pandemic, growing social inequality and climate change. How do boards ensure they are properly informed in overseeing these challenges while preserving and enhancing long-term value? How are the many facets of sustainability – financial, human and natural capital – implemented in strategy, risk and innovation? What should be prioritised and how is this best communicated to shareholders and all relevant stakeholders?