Hi Global Risk Community member,
You’ll have heard about the financial levers that led to last month’s shotgun Credit Suisse/UBS merger. However, less talked about is the role that Credit Suisse’s relatively poor ESG Risk Rating might have played in the downfall of the Swiss banking giant (source: Sustainalytics).
Iit’s impossible to overlook the essential role ESG diligence plays in the decision-making of key players in market-shaping transactions. Understanding how to comprehensively identify and price ESG risks, as well as spot growth opportunities that offer twin financial and ESG benefits, has become essential for those on the buy-side looking to position themselves well for the long term. Download this whitepaper from Reuters Events and Intralinks to hear exclusive case-studies exploring how leading global investment banks, private equity firms, and corporates are approaching ESG diligence in time-pressured scenarios. Key takeaways:
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- Increasingly, ESG diligence is going beyond simple risk management, identifying strategic growth opportunities for having significant ESG impact which goes hand in hand with superior returns.
- Artificial intelligence (AI), virtual data rooms (VDRs), and other tech innovations are being used on the buy-side to cope with the heightened cybersecurity threats that come with a growing influx of sensitive ESG information.
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Best regards, Sophie Hoath
Head of ESG Investment Content & Events (Europe)