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AIAG Launches CR Speaker Series

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AIAG will kick off a year-long series of free one-hour webinars on Friday, January 25th. Session topics will vary throughout the year, with the consistent goal of creating awareness and dialogue surrounding issues that impact the automotive industry and encouraging proactive action by individual organizations and the industry as a whole. These in-person as well as virtual events will explore numerous corporate responsibility and sustainability topics.

The first webinar features Lee O’Dwyer, an expert in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data at Bloomberg, as he explains the significance of the ESG ecosystem. You will learn about developing trends in ESG investing, the types of ESG data readily accessible through data aggregators (like Bloomberg), how influential stakeholders are using the information provided to them, and more. The discussion will also feature AIAG members who are successfully negotiating the ESG ecosystem, as well as interactive discussions and online polling to help identify the highest priority content for subsequent webinars.

Session Description
Publicly traded companies are being increasingly inundated with requests to publish environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data. The most influential requests are coming from organizations that directly participate in financial markets. These can include large asset owners (e.g., CalPERS, NY State), asset managers (e.g., BlackRock, State Street) and specialized ESG research firms (e.g., MSCI, Sustainalytics). Institutional customer demand for ESG information is rippling through entire supply chains, affecting publicly traded and privately held suppliers alike. These converging developments create the need for companies to fully understand and strategically manage the disclosure of a new set of performance metrics.

For additional detail – including a brief background on how institutional customer demand for ESG information is rippling through entire supply chains – visit our event page today. If you haven’t registered, do so today, and be sure to share this information with your organization’s environmental/sustainability reporting, financial, and shareholder services staff.

Session Logistics
Date: Friday, January 25 @ 12:00 PM Eastern / 9:00 AM Pacific
Time: 60 minutes
Location: AIAG Webinar
Cost: Free
Event Link: bit.ly/aiagESGwebinar (available on demand after live webinar)

Future topics include human rights transparency in the supply chain, responsible sourcing, and North Korean labor risk to supply chains and transportation. Sign up to receive an email notification when the next CR Speaker Series event is scheduled or reach out to us at cr@aiag.org with questions or ideas for upcoming events.