ESG – Why bother?

Event Type
CPD event

Meeting:  11am - 12.30pm

Lunch & Launch of the SIF Ireland Responsible Investment State of Play survey report:  12.30pm

Royal College of Physicians - Winter Hall, Number 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Society has arranged an event in conjunction with Climate Week to introduce members to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment issues.  Legislation due to be introduced in the near future will require pension scheme trustees to consider whether to take ESG issues into account in determining their investment strategy. 

The event will take place on Monday 5th November 2018 from 11.00 to 12.30 at the Royal College of Physicians, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.  Eimear Toomey of Sustainalytics – a recognised leader in ESG research - will provide a high-level overview of why people are considering ESG (a focus on the bigger picture and macro issues), together with an outline of the key approaches and terms used, followed by some case studies on Responsible Investment in practice.

As numbers will be limited, the event will be open to members only and there will be no charge.  Lunch will be provided after the event, following which members have the opportunity to attend the launch at 2pm of the SIF Ireland Responsible Investment State of Play survey report and meet Fearless Girl!

This event is jointly organised by the Society and Skillnet Ireland, supported by Irish Life Investment Managers.


Eimear Toomey (Sustainalytics)
Biographical details

Eimear works for Sustainalytics and heads up Sustainalytics Business Development in Europe and is based in London. Prior to joining Sustainalytics, Eimear spent over a decade within the investment management industry as a portfolio manager and equity research analyst, working at Rothschild, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Fidelity International. One of Eimear’s key areas of specialism was in developing and running socially responsible and impact investment portfolios. Eimear is also an On Purpose fellow, a unique leadership program designed to develop the next generation of socially and environmentally aware business leaders who will use the power of business and investment to drive positive change. Eimear holds a Masters in International Business and Management from Manchester Business School, and a Bachelor’s degree in Law and German from University College Cork. She is a CFA®  Charterholder and is fluent in English and German.

Cost (members)

LIA Accreditation: This event has been accredited by the LIA.

Institute of Bankers Accreditation: This event has been accredited by the Institute of Bankers.

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