As the concepts of sustainability and green development take root in the investment world and beyond, public companies are increasingly looking to their investor relations (IR) departments and advisors to craft impactful ESG narratives that resonate with the investment community. To promote the IR industry’s transformative role in this influential field, on April 27, Piacente co-sponsored Bloomberg’s Sustainability and Investor Relations Symposium in Beijing. Piacente Managing Director Jenny Cai joined an elite group of senior executives from Guotai Junan Securities, China Galaxy Securities and Yinhua Fund Management, among other investment institutions, for a panel discussion, bringing to the table her wealth of knowledge and deep understanding of Greater China- and Southeast Asia-based public companies.
After a brief overview of macro themes such as ESG’s role in risk management, data capture and reporting standards, Bloomberg representatives turned the event over to the panel for a wide-ranging exchange on ESG topics affecting international and domestic issuers. Panelists engaged in a fascinating and informative discourse about new demands for ESG-related information and developing strategies to meet various markets’ and investors’ requirements.
As an experienced voice representing one of China’s longest-established investor relations firms, Jenny highlighted ESG communication strategies for U.S. and Hong Kong listed companies as well as institutional investor sentiment surrounding ESG investing. These themes are of paramount importance to listed companies as well as those seeking to list, given both market requirements and mounting investor interest in green best practices. Piacente is proud to be a first mover in supporting clients throughout Asia in their efforts to embrace ESG as a critical component of effective investor communications.