May 11, 2017
Authored by: Bryan Cave
Bryan Cave participated in a daylong conference at Fordham University exploring opportunities and challenges that participants in the capital markets face as they look to harness the power of corporate sustainability data. Alongside Bryan Cave attorneys, the event featured voices from academia, leading investment firms as well as ESG rating and research agencies. The conference was jointly presented by Fordham Law School and Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business.
The conference, “The Corporate Sustainability Movement: The Flood of Data,” gathered a diverse audience and presented perspectives on this theme from users (the investors), providers (the companies and reporting agencies), as well as exploring innovation and ideals for how disclosure can enhance the market. To find out more about the conference, visit the organizer’s website.
Ken Henderson, partner in Bryan Cave’s New York office, moderated a lively panel to discuss the current state of corporate sustainability and ESG data disclosure, what the experts envision as the ideal standard and expectation of reporting (both for the benefit of investors, companies and other stakeholders), and the potential roadmaps to reach this goal. Harnessing the perspectives of panelists whose backgrounds include experience as reporting and research agents and financial advisors and investors, Ken kept up a lively debate and integrated particular insights and questions from the audience into the discussion.