ESG investing: Conducting in-depth ESG supply chain due diligence
It has been a complicated start to 2022. On May 25, 2022, the SEC proposed amendments to rules and reporting forms on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures by investment advisors and companies. We have also started to see a crackdown on greenwashing. Most of the concerns are around measurability and the “E” (environment). Greenhouse gas emissions and ESG impact claims would need to be disclosed and progress tracked.
In addition, companies they invest in have been under increasing pressure to ensure that their products have not been made with forced labor. Where the “S” in ESG has been a softer measure, CBP detention of shipments is creating a new financial risk and investors will need to rethink how they evaluate the supply chains of target investments and/or portfolio companies.
ELEVATE advisory teams, leveraging our proprietary EiQ data, gathered from our deep in-factory experience, have been supporting private equity, pension funds and other financial clients in all facets of supply chain due diligence. In this 1-hour webinar, Mark Jones and Erin Lyon will share insights and present ideas for how to evaluate supply chain risk in this new environment. They will introduce approaches for:
- Screening investments for supply chain risk during pre-due diligence
- After the investment committee has decided to pursue a new investment, next level due diligence
- Once the investment has been made, strategies and tools for monitoring and supporting portfolio companies as they work to transform their responsible sourcing programs to meet the new higher standards of due diligence
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