ESG in Emerging Markets

Richard Farrell and Zeena Dahdaleh, Portfolio Managers for RBC Emerging Markets Equity, discuss why their team reviews ESG risks at a country level and the prevalence of modern slavery and exploitative labour in Emerging Markets



ESG EXCHANGE SERIES | PART III

Our ESG Exchange began with a focus on The Rise of Intangibles led by Stian Westlake co-author of Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of Intangibles, a critically acclaimed book on intangible investment and what it means for the economy. A summary of the event can be found here.

 

Stian Westlake
Author and Policy Advisor

 

 

 

Following this, a panel discussion on Sustainability From a Company's View was hosted by Ben Yeoh, Senior Portfolio Manager for the RBC Global Equity team and ESG Specialist. He was joined by the following panel of senior representatives from three global corporations:

 
Annette Fergusson
Head of Sustainable Business
Vodafone Group

 

 
Aileen O'Toole
Chief People Officer
Naspers

 

 
Susanne Stormer
VP of Corporate Sustainability, Novo Nordisk

 

We concluded with a brief moderated discussion with Richard Farrell, Portfolio Manager for the RBC Emerging Markets Equity team on ESG: A Country View – examining the environment of a country to view the impact of a company' long-term returns and sustainability.

This was moderated by:

 
Isabella Stanbrook
Sustainability/ESG Consultant at Sancroft

 

ESG EXCHANGE III


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