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Upcoming seminar: ‘The added value of effective stewardship’

Datum:06 februari 2019

Nothing planned on 5 March yet? Then we might have something interesting for you. This day iGOR hosts a seminar called ‘The added value of effective stewardship’. The seminar is also jointly organized by NN Investment Partners and Eumedion. So, check out the programme and schedule your agenda!

During the seminar we will go in to how investors can effectively exercise their stewardship responsibilities. Tjerk Huysinga (executive vice president investor relations at Royal Dutch Shell) and Marian Hogelsag (partner at DoubleDividend) will reflect on shareholder engagement and active ownership. Both these issues are central elements of the recently developed Dutch Stewardship Code and the engagement obligations in the revised Shareholder Rights Directive that becomes effective in June. Their views will be complemented by the findings of the PRI that recently published the report ‘How ESG Engagement Creates Value for Investors and Companies. This in-depth qualitative study considered how investor engagement in environmental, social and governance issues creates value for corporations and investors.

What: Seminar 'The added value of effective stewardship'
: 5 March 2019 from 14:00 to 17:30
Where: Head office of NN Investment Partners at Prinses Beatrixlaan 35 in The Hague

The programme is as follows:

13:00 – 14:00 Registration
14:00 – 14:05  Word of welcome by moderator Adrie Heinsbroek (NN IP)
14:05 – 14:15 Introduction by Rients Abma (Eumedion)
14:15 – 15:00 Introduction to the PRI report How ESG Engagement Creates Value for Investors and Companies

Speakers: Jean-Pascal Gond (ETHOS, Cass Business School), Rieneke Slager (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) and Kris Douma (PRI)
15:00 – 15:45 Parallel sessions:

1) The investor view, Marian Hogeslag (DoubleDividend)
2) The corporate perspective, Tjerk Huysinga (Shell)
16:30 – 17:00 Panel discussion
17:00     Drinks

Interested in attending the seminar? You can register here. Hope to see you on 5 March!