In October 2018 Emerging Markets ESG noted several thresholds in its socially responsible investment (SRI) contact database. The conferences/events worksheet of the database now contains 2,533 entries in 105 countries. Of these:
- 714 are conferences or events taking place in the US;
- 409 are webinars;
- 397 are conferences or events taking place in the UK;
- 111 are conferences or events taking place in Switzerland; and
- 97 are conferences or events taking place in Germany.
Since July 1, 2018 Emerging Markets ESG has added 73 new conference/events to the database. During the first half of 2018, Emerging Markets ESG added 209 new conferences/events to the database.
Geoffrey Mazullo, Principal, Emerging Markets ESG explains, “The number of events continues to increase – from an already high level in 2017 – and the geographical coverage of the events continues to expand. Today, more events focus on ESG integration in mainstream financial institutions – analyzing themes such as carbon, climate finance, human rights, supply chain management and water as well as norms-based SRI strategies like the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”
In January 2019, the 27th edition of the database will be published on the research page of the Emerging markets ESG internet site. The 26rd edition of the database – published in July 2018 – can be found here.