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ESG Investor Briefings

The ESG Investor Briefing is a joint project of the UN Global Compact and the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The project is designed to improve company-investor communications on material environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) information.
Building on the model of a quarterly financial call, companies are invited to host an ESG Investor Briefing- where they will have the opportunity to present to an audience of mainstream investors on how their ESG strategies and performance translate into financial value.
The Value Driver Model can be used to formulate the content for this communication. The Hosting Guidance lays out the design for the Briefing in more detail, download (pdf).

Tools and Support

The Value Driver Model Toolkit. Offers companies a simple and direct approach for assessing and communicating the financial impact of their sustainability strategies. The toolkit consists of a report, presentation slides and case examples. It provides a contextual basis for the Model, illustrates how companies can begin to calculate value driver metrics and offers an overview of the operational steps that can be taken to implement the approach within a company. Access toolkit.

Enhancing Company-Investor Communication: Insights from the ESG Investor Briefing Project. Provides an overview of lessons learned and recommendations derived from the initial work on the ESG Investor Briefing Project. This report was released at the 2013 World Economic Forum. Download.

Host a Briefing

The Global Compact and PRI encourage companies to host their own ESG Investor Briefing. Please read briefing document to learn more (pdf). For more information or to learn about next steps please contact Danielle Chesebrough (danielle.chesebrough@unpri.org) and Sarah Bostwick (bostwick@unglobalcompact.org).

Calendar of ESG Investor Briefings


Danielle Chesebrough
Principles for Responsible Investment
danielle.chesebrough @ unpri.org

(Last updated: 24 September 2014)