YISF Symposium 2018: State of ESG Disclosure Standards

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Friday November 2, 2018, 8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Yale School of Management
State of ESG Disclosure Standards


Standardization of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) information reported by companies to investors has been at the forefront of sustainable investment discussions in recent years. Financial regulators, stock exchange, and voluntary standards boards have all offered various approaches for standardizing information, all in the interest of greater comparability of ESG performance, and providing more useful information to support better investment decisions for investors. However, there exists a great deal of confusion in the marketplace as to the appropriate level and type of standards that allow comparability while permitting companies and investors to set their own ESG priorities, to, therefore, assess their own materiality of ESG issues and strategies.

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Call for papers now closed.

In partnership with the Journal Organisation & Environment, YISF Symposium will offer the opportunity to present rigorous thought and research into the questions surrounding Standards for ESG Integration and Disclosure. A call for papers was open for scholars and practitioners interested to contribute to the conversation. Papers accepted will be presented at the Symposium and published in the Symposium Proceedings on the YISF website. Five to six outstanding symposium papers will then be nominated by the guest editorial team for submission to the Organisation & Environment special issue. Nominated articles will be reviewed through a double-blind peer review process which will select the articles for publication in the special issue.


Become a Sponsor

YISF is currently soliciting sponsorships at multiple levels for the Symposium and Proceedings. Last year, the invitation-only Symposium attracted almost 200 asset managers, asset owners, data analytic, and academic practitioners with almost 150 attending. We will seek similar attendance this year, targeting between 150 and 200 attendees to represent expertise and activity in the field.

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