PRI webinar | Incorporating ESG issues in due diligence

By Industry Funds Management - 11 May 2011


PRI Signatory Webinar Series.

Infrastructure as an asset class is becoming increasingly popular with institutional investors. This webinar will explore how investment managers and asset owners can consider ESG in one of the first stages of the investment process - due diligence. Three signatories will discuss what their organisations do at the practical level when they conduct their due diligence, covering:

  • Unlisted direct investments
  • Listed direct investments
  • Indirect investments


Date: 9 June 2011

Time: 08:00 London, 17:00 Melbourne.

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A. Moderator: Azhar Abidi, Industry Funds Management

  • Briefly introduce the PRI infrastructure work stream.
  • Introduce the webinar topic. Why is it important to incorporate ESG in the due diligence process?
  • Introduce the speakers.

B. Three presentations: Three different perspectives. Each presentation will focus on what each organisation does on the practical level.

  • Private market (unlisted, direct) Investment Manager. Confirmed speaker: Mark Rogers, Colonial First State
  • Public market (listed, direct) Investment Manager. Confirmed speaker: Nick Langley, RARE Infrastructure
  • Asset owner (fund or fund of funds, indirect). Confirmed speaker: Suzanne Findlay, AustralianSuper

C. Moderator's comments. Key takeaways from the presentations.

D. Q&A