Risky business - understanding what can destroy value

Presentation by Judith Fox, CEO of Australian Shareholders' Association 

There can be environmental and social risks to the value of the investment, what are often called ESG risks, and it is part of an investor’s responsibility to understand how these risks can destroy financial value. Understanding these non-financial drivers provides deeper insights into how well a company grows and protects value. The intended purpose is not to apply social values to investment decisions, but to consider whether ESG factors contribute to or detract from the value of a given investment opportunity. Even if there is no risk at present, these broader issues can have an impact on long-term investment.

Prior to commencing in her role as CEO in late February 2017 Judith spent ten years with Governance Institute of Australia as their National Director, Policy & Advocacy. During this time she has enhanced the Governance Institute's profile and reputation. Judith has represented Governance Institute on the ASX Corporate Governance Council since 2005, is a member of Standards Australia's Risk Management Committees, ASIC's Business Advisory Committee and the Business Reporting Leaders Forum. In 2014 Judith was named as one of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence.

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Members: Gold coin donation (to cover refreshments)
Non members: $15.00 per person

Non-members are welcome to attend their first meeting free as a guest of the ASA.

This group meets on the third Tuesday of every alternate month


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