More than compliance: Why ESG disclosure is essential to a successful IPO and beyond
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At this webinar, our expert panel of speakers debated what ESG means in practice in an IPO context, which are the key ESG issues that need to be addressed post-IPO via regulatory reporting and how companies can best prepare for the additional compliance burden that this brings.
Companies looking to raise capital in the public markets need to be sensitive to the fact that environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations have become an integral part of every issuer’s equity story. While ESG has been a key theme for several years now, in recent months capital markets regulators on both sides of the Atlantic have significantly increased their focus on ESG. ESG considerations have also become an increasingly important factor in decision-making by investors. For companies looking to go public, deficient ESG disclosure or a failure to articulate a clear ESG strategy could adversely affect demand from investor who are placing much greater emphasis on sustainability and ESG criteria.
|Inigo Esteve, Partner, White & Case, London|
|Max Turner, Partner, White & Case, Paris|
|Lachlan Low, Associate, White & Case, London|
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